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Useful Information & Covid-19 information

Public Health England

School Meals

ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are now entitled to a free school meal. We hope parents will join us in actively encouraging their child/ren to take a hot meal at lunch time. There are 3 choices of main course each day. Menus are on a 3 week rota; copies are available to view or download from the folder below.


For pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 a hot lunch costs £2.34 per day unless students are eligible for Free School Meal Entitlement then their lunch will also be free; call into the school office for further details.


Please Note: From September 2022 there will be a price increase (£2.36). Further details to follow.


Please pay in advance for paid meals via your ParentPay account:


Are you entitled to claim benefits-related free school meals?

 You can apply via the link below:


Why should I apply?

For every child that is entitled to benefits-related free school meals the school receives extra funding to enhance provision and improve progress and outcomes for children. So please apply even if you do not wish to take up your free school meal.


School Milk is Available for ALL Children



There is a ‘soft start’ to the day where children can arrive in school from 8:45 and go straight to class. Please do not arrive before 8:45;


9:00 to 3:15 - whole school



School Worship


  • Whole school worship on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Class worship on Tuesday and Thursday. 
  • Currently parents are not able to attend our Friday family celebration service, we are hoping that this will change in the near future. 


All children are encouraged to wear school uniform.



  • red jumper/sweatshirt

  • grey skirt/pinafore dress

  • grey/black trousers

  • red fleeces



  • red gingham dress

  • grey shorts

  • red or white polo shirt


Children should wear sensible school shoes. Trainers are not suitable for everyday wear as advised by the medical profession. Summer sandals should be sturdy with straps around the back of the foot.  Please wear socks with sandals to protect toes and toenails, unless the sandals are enclosed at the front.  


Please could hair bands/accessories be plain e.g. no sparkles, rainbows, flowers or novelty accessories. 


Children are not to wear any form of jewellery into school.  Plain stud earrings are allowed but will be 'taped' over during PE lessons due to health and safety.  Digital fitness bands and watches are permitted in school (please no novelty ones with toys inside etc)


P.E. KIT - It is helpful if children have a separate drawstring bag in which to keep their PE kit.  Their kit must be left in school at all times.

  • plain black shorts

  • plain red T-shirt

  • plimsolls


READING/BOOK BAGS – it is advised that children will need a book bag.


The Friends of Ruardean School oversee the management of the online uniform ordering service in association with My Clothing. Uniform ordering can be accessed via the link below or via the  Friends page on our school website Home>>Parents>>Friends of Ruardean School

Ruardean School Leaflet


We do allow parents/carers to take video and photographs at school events.

However, we do ask parents/carers to respect privacy and so photography at events is on the understanding that photographs or videos that contain images of children other than their own will be for personal use only and will not be posted on the internet.


Parents have the right to refuse permission for the school to publish their child’s photo or video image on the school website or in local media and should notify the school, in writing, if they do not want their child’s photo published.


The school will work from the premise that parents/carers are happy for their child’s picture to be published.

Parents are asked to inform the school if they do not wish their child’s image to be used or shared as outlined above.



In the event that we have to close the school this website will be updated. We will also send out a message via ParentPay to all families.

The status of the school will be shown on the Gloucestershire County Council website:

and reported on local radio stations BBC Radio Gloucestershire FM104.7 and Heart FM102.4.  There is also a twitter feed available @Glos_schools, where you can subscribe to text alerts. 

How to Save the School Website as an Icon on Your Smartphone or Tablet

SRE Leaflet for Parents