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School Start Times

The length of the school day is 9.20 a.m. – 2.50 p.m.


School Lunch Times

Lunchtimes are flexible in order to enable us to take advantage of the facilities offered by neighbouring schools, and many activities, e.g. ICT, P.E. film club etc., happen during the lunch hour. We feel it is important that teaching staff are available over the lunch hour, as feeding and social skills are an important part of the education at Dorothy Goodman.


School Uniform

There is a school uniform which we like our pupils to wear and we ask for parents' co-operation in this, although the uniform is not compulsory. You can buy official school uniform at 

http://www.gascoigneclothing.com/dorothy-goodman-school  - Password DGS2001


For the primary pupils:

Royal blue sweatshirts

Royal blue or white polo shirts

Grey or black skirts or trousers


Students at the satellite bases wear the same colour sweatshirt as the host school, but with our Dorothy Goodman logo.


We also ask for P.E. kit to be provided - black shorts, white or blue T-shirt and pumps. Tracksuits and team kit are available from school for inter-school sports fixtures. All clothing should be clearly marked with your child's name.


Practical college courses or more messy work experience

  • More flexible, casual and washable clothing may be worn that is appropriate to the activity for example jogging trousers and T-shirts for construction and decorating courses.
  • Students must wear clothing that is required for the role when at work experience.


PE and Swimming

  • Students will need clothes to change into for these activities and should not be wearing them all day.
  • Suitable flexible clothing for example tracksuit or jogging clothes
  • One-piece swimsuits and, if necessary, the young women should wear a T-shirt as well to preserve dignity.


Reasonable adjustments will be made for those students who have particular disabilities so that their clothing enables them to be comfortable and as independent as possible.



All absences must be accounted for and reasons recorded. The school is unable to authorise parental requests for holiday during term-time.


Parents should contact school as soon as possible on the morning of their child being absent. This may be by phone (01455 634582) or using a brief note informing the school why your child will be absent. This will assist us considerably with making sure we keep all our pupils safe.


Assembly Information


Monday PM - Key Stage 3 Achievers at Lower School (Lower Site & Redmoor Classes)

Tuesday PM - Whole Primary School Assembly at Lower Site (Key Stage 1 and 2 Lower Site & Richmond Base Classes)

Friday AM - Key Stage 3 Achievers at Lower Site (Lower Site & Redmoor Classes)

Friday PM - Primary Achievers at Lower Site (Lower Site Classes) and Richmond Star of the Week Assembly (Richmond Base Classes)


A day in the life of Early Years & Key Stage 1