Knavesmire Primary School

Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1HY

01904 806545

Our School Day

School hours are as follows:


  • Morning session - 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
  • Afternoon session - 12.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.

If your child is staying for the full day session, please provide a packed lunch.



Reception and Key Stage 1         Key Stage 2
  • Morning session 8.50 a.m. - 11.55 a.m.
  • Morning session 8.50 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Afternoon session 1.10 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.
  • Afternoon session 1.10 p.m. - 3.25 p.m.

Should you reach school after the normal 8.50am start time, please take your child straight to class and then go to the school office to sign your child in to the ‘Late’ book. Please be assured that this is entirely for the safety and welfare of your child.

It is a Government requirement that when we complete the attendance register, are able to supply written evidence of latecomers and absences and are aware of every child’s whereabouts as part of the ‘Safeguarding Children Campaign’, even more vitally, we need a record of the fact that your child is on the premises for such cases as a fire evacuation.

You can report a school absence here