Coronavirus Closure

Following government guidelines, Riverside Academy is now closed. The Cedars Academy in Birstall will be open to children of key workers at Cedars, Humphrey Perkins, Martin High and our primaries, Highcliffe, Riverside and Hallam Fields who have registered for a place

School Day
School Day

Children are taught for 23.75 hours per week in Key Stage 2 and 21.6 hours in Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage.

Children should not be on the school site earlier than ten minutes before the doors open at 8:35am.

Parents should ensure that their children arrive on time for the school day and are collected promptly at the end of the day.


Activity KS1 & Foundation Stage KS2
Lesson Time 8:35 - 10:30am 8:35 - 10:15am
2:30-2:55pm each day except Friday when it's 1:10-1:30pm
We have a class assembly on Thursday.
9:00 – 9:15am each day except Monday when it is 2.30-2.50pm.
We have a class assembly on Wednesday.
Break 10:30 - 10:45am 10:15 - 10:30am
Lesson Time 10:45am - 12:00pm 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00pm except foundation they have 11.30am to 1.00pm 12:00 - 1:00pm
Lesson Time 1:00 - 3:00pm
Year 1 children have an additional break time: 2 - 2:15pm
1:00 - 3:00pm


Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children are dismissed by their teacher when an appropriate adult is seen; Key Stage 2 children are dismissed by their teachers but are allowed to exit the building more independently.The school day ends at 3pm.