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 38 week school year is divided into 6 terms, in line with the family of schools working within the Viking Academy trust. The school day has a minimum of five hours of 'teaching time' across the key stages.
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, at 8.30am. 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 and 5) also starts at 8.30am, but finishes at 4.15pm Monday to Thursday, when our Arts Curriculum is taking place.
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.
KELSI publish Kent school term dates for four years in advance. Click here to view