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General Information

What are the school day times?

The school day begins at 8:30am. It is recommended that students arrive before this time so that they are on time to Period 1.

Period 1:           8:30am – 9:30am

Period 2:           9:30am – 10:30am

Break:               10:30am – 10:50am

Tutorial:           10:50am – 11:20 am

Period 3:           11:20am – 12:20pm

Lunch:              12:20pm – 12:55pm

Period 4:           12:55pm – 1:55pm

Period 5:           1:55pm – 2:55pm

The school day ends at 2:55pm, and Curriculum+ (after school clubs) take place between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.

What does my child need to wear?

Your child will need to wear The Bolsover School uniform. More information about this can be found at the link below:

The Bolsover School - School Uniform

In line with the school’s uniform policy, there are certain items which must be purchased through our uniform supplier Guidance regarding sizes can be found on their website.  Please refer to the School Uniform Policy and School Uniform Guide before purchasing any items of uniform, to check that they are acceptable. Any items ordered from Logo Leisurewear can either be delivered to your home address (for a small charge) or they will be delivered to school for you to collect. You will be informed when items have been delivered.

How much do meals cost?

A full hot meal dinner costs £3.55, although there are other lunch options such as pasta and baguettes which cost less. We would recommend around £4.00 per day which will be more than enough to cover lunch and snacks at break. Healthy drinks can be purchased but we would recommend students bring a water bottle to use our water fountains (which have the added bonus of being free!).

Food is paid for using a cashless system, and money can be uploaded to your child's student card through ParentPay. More information about how our school meals work can be found here: School Meals

If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, they will receive £3.55 on their cards per day automatically. More information can be found here: Free School Meals

What equipment does my child need?

We require all students to bring the following items to school every day to ensure they are ready to learn:

  • Pen (black or dark blue)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • A suitably sized school bag (preferably waterproof)
  • Their student ID card

We recommend that students also bring:

  • Spare pens and pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Pencil case
  • Highlighter pens
  • Coloured pencils
  • Scientific Calculator

Parents Evening

The online parents’ evening booking system is a way to make booking parents’ evening appointments – and the evening in general – easier for everyone.

  • Parents log in online and select appointment times that suit them
  • Parents can let teachers know of any issues or discussion topics ahead of time
  • Teachers check their appointments schedule in advance on the Parents’ Evening Booking System and prepare for their events
  • It’s that easy – no queues of students, no lost appointment times, and a huge time-saver for staff
To book for an appointment please use this link:

Please note that (if you have supplied an email address) you will be sent an email informing you that your child’s parents’ evening is open for booking. It will not be possible to book an appointment outside of this time.

The instructions for the booking system found on this page:

School Bus

Derbyshire County Council provide information in regard to the options available to students for their travel to and from school, including qualifying for school transport assistance.

The link to the Derbyshire County Council School Transport website can be found here:

Information for Parents/Carers

Below you will find links and PDF documents which may be useful for parents/carers.

Early Help

The Bolsover School aim to work with children and families through our Early Help Offer. More can be found on our SEND page, in our Early Help Document.