At school

Information about the school day and how to help your child in the first few weeks.

At school

The school day

The school day usually starts between 08:30 and 9:00.

Walking to school

As a parent, you are responsible for ensuring your child gets to school on time and attends regularly.

Food at school

Find out about snacks, lunch and pack-ups

Cultural matters

All York primary and secondary schools are for both boys and girls. Some private or independent schools, where you pay fees, are single sex schools.


Children in primary schools get homework about once a week but older children get homework every day.

Finding out about your child's progress

Schools hold after-school parents’ meetings at least twice a year in primary schools and once a year or more in secondary schools.

What to do if you have a problem

You can ask to speak to the head teacher or class teacher. You can ask for an appointment by phoning or calling into the school office during the school day.