Information for Parents & Carers

Effective communication with parents and carers is very important to us here at St George’s Roman Catholic Primary School.  This website contains all of the dates for the year, term dates, monthly newsletters, newsletters in Polish, Mass and Celebration dates for the whole year, the live twitter feed and much more!  We’ve collected links to the things we think you will find most useful under “Explore More” on this page.

School Facebook contains news and information and stories that we like to share with you.

School Twitter contains quick info, interesting snippets of news and interesting links to relevant news.

Timings Of The School Day

Our school day begins at 8:50am and ends at 3:00pm. (2.55pm for Early Years)

We have a morning playtime from 10:45 – 11:00am.

Lunchtime for KS1 begins at 12 noon, and for KS2 at 12:10am until 1:00pm.

We have a Gospel assembly on Monday morning, a Statement of the Week assembly on Tuesday mornings, hymnal praise assembly on Wednesday and a class led celebration or a Mass, led by Canon Alan Sheridan from St. George’s RC Church, on Thursday morning. On Fridays we have child led liturgies in our classrooms.  Please see our diary dates for details of Mass and class led celebrations.

Our super new Nursery opens at 07:30 and finishes at 18:00.

Dragons’ Den is our on-site extended school facility, with a breakfast club running from 7:30 until 8:50 and and after-school session from 3:00-6:00.

Other Useful Information

Many of our children transfer to All Saints RC Secondary School, or Fulford Secondary School, with which we also have strong links.  We also have close links with the Funfishers Out of School club

Our children are able to take part in a range of extra curricular clubs throughout the year including football, tag rugby, Gaelic football, dance, gymnastics, music, netball, multi-sports, chess, newspaper club and Street sports.  

We also have brass, woodwind, piano, keyboard, guitar and violin tuition during school hours from Mr Wilton, Mrs Trueman and Miss Lenoir.

Our children regularly have the opportunity to take educational visits around the City and surrounding areas.  Being centrally located, we try to maximise these opportunities wherever possible to enrich the learning for our children. Recent visits have included the Castle Museum, York Library, the Minster, York Theatre Royal, York Food Festival at the Guildhall, the Fire Station, City Walls, Barley Hall, Jorvik Museum, Art Gallery, and the Yorkshire Museum. 

Swimming lessons for KS2 classes are taken at Yearsley Swimming Pool and our children take part in many sporting competitions around York.

We are lucky enough to have a wildlife area, wild meadow and school allotment within our extensive grounds and field, which provide the children with many outdoor learning opportunities.

Homework is project based and each class is given assignments for the term. The children choose which assignment they would like to complete. We also expect children to read EVERY night ~ either their home reader or a well loved book from home. 

Children need to know ALL of their times tables by the end of year 4. Children have the chance to compete in our Times Tables University Challenge every second Tuesday. 

Attendance and punctuality are very important. The school gate opens at 8:40 and school starts at 8:50.

Morning registers are closed at a certain time and unfortunately children who arrive late are marked as absent for the whole morning. Please make sure your child arrives to school ON TIME. Children do not like going into assembly late or missing our challenge smart starts in the morning. 

Our school target is 96% attendance. This figures allows some flexibility and leeway for normal childhood illnesses. Please phone us straight away if your child is absent due to illness. Our attendance manager Mr Myers will phone you by 9:30 if your child is not in school. 

Lastly, if there are ANY skills that you think you could share with school please do let us know!! We always need skilled reading volunteers, gardeners, artists and handy people! Thank you!