Our School Day
We ensure our school day is structured to compliment the exciting and innovative curriculum programme we have at Ramsgate Arts Primary School.
The freedom allowed to us as a 'Free School' has seen us adjust the school timetable, with RAPS school day starting earlier than all other local schools, with our doors opening from 8:15. For Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils (years 1 and year 2), the school day ends at 3.00pm. Our Key Stage 2 pupils' day (years 3, 4, 5 and 6) also starts from 8:15 and our extended curriculum (arts curriculum) runs between 2:15 and 4:15. We may adjust the structure and timings of the extended curriculum according to individual children's needs.
All pupils finish school at 3.00pm on Fridays.
Each day there is a 15 minute midmorning break, (except for EYFS which will have 20 minutes, which will also incorporate a healthy eating snack and milk time) and a one hour lunch period for all pupils.
We cater particularly for the working parent and those looking to return to employment, as we provide both before and after school care beyond the school day. Alongside the arts curriculum activities, there are a range of before and after school activities for the children, their parents and other members of the community, with additional opportunities arising during the school holiday period.
School holidays - including INSET Days - are planned one year in advance, following Kent County Council Term Dates. Please see our annual school calendar below or contact our school office for further information.
Term Dates 2023 - 2024
Development Day – Friday 1st September
Term 1 begins for children – Monday 4th September
Term 1 ends – Friday 20th October
Development Day – Monday 30th October
Term 2 begins for children – Tuesday 31st October
Term 2 ends Friday 15th December
Development Day – Tuesday 2nd January 2024
Term 3 begins for children – Wednesday 3rd January 2024
Term 3 ends – Friday 9th February 2024
Term 4 begins – Monday 19th February 2024
Term 3 ends – Thursday 28th March 2024
Term 5 begins – Monday 15th April 2024
Bank Holiday – Monday 6th May 2024
Term 5 ends – Friday 24th May 2024
Term 6 begins – Monday 3rd June 2024
Term 6 ends Friday 19th July 2024
Development Days – Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July 2024
KELSI publish Kent school term dates for four years in advance. Click here to view