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Welcome to the website of Ruardean Church of England Primary School, Gloucestershire. Mr Manning, Headteacher

Useful Information



8:45am................... Arrival

Please Note: We have a 'Soft Start. to our day, so children can go straight to class where a member of staff will greet them.

9:00am....................School starts:  Registration until 9.10am. (Late arrivals, please report to Reception).

10:30 - 10:45am........Morning break                                                   

12:15 - 1:15pm.........Lunchtime     

2:30 - 2:45pm...........Afternoon break (KS1 only)

3:15pm.....................School ends        



Monday                       10:45am               Whole School Worship 

Tuesday                      10:45am               Whole School Worship

Wednesday                 10:45am               Whole School - Singing Worship

Thursday                     10:45am               Whole School Worship

Friday                           9:15am                Celebration and worship 

School Meals

ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are now entitled to a free hot lunch. 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 parent/s are eligible for Free School Meal Entitlement then their lunch will also be free; call into the school office for further details.   


Are you entitled to claim free school lunches for your child/children?  

 You can apply via the link below


Why should I apply?

For every child that is entitled to 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.



All children are encouraged to wear school uniform.


  • red jumper/sweatshirt

  • grey skirt/pinafore dress

  • grey 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.  


P.E. KIT - It is helpful if children have a separate drawstring bag in which to keep their PE kit.

  • 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 on our school website Home>>Parents>>Friends of Ruardean School


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. 

School Milk is Available for ALL Children

Ruardean School Leaflet

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

SRE Leaflet for Parents

FREE Parenting Courses in the Forest of Dean Sept 2019-July 2020