John Nash Drive
Dawlish, Devon EX7 9RZ
Telephone: 01626 862939
Fax: 01626 888101








School Hours, Closings, and Other Parent/Carer Info




10:30 a.m. to 3:40pm., Monday

9:15 a.m. to 3:40 p.m., Tuesday - Friday




The Ratcliffe School is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Early May Bank Holiday
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • Summer Bank Holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Staff Inset Days



Ratcliffe School does not close for snow forecasts unless decided in advance by the Principal.   Please listen to local radio stations for notice of cancellation. Also when possible we will post on this website.


Arrival and Pickup at Ratcliffe School


Residential pupils (those pupils that live in school from Monday to Friday) are transported to and from school by taxi or bus. The taxi or bus will collect you from home on a Monday morning and will take you home again on Friday afternoon. Day Pupils (those pupils who go home each evening) are transported to school by taxi and school transport. On a Monday morning the taxi will collect you from home and bring you into school. On Friday afternoons the taxi will take you home. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday a member of staff from school will pick you up either in the school mini bus or school car in the morning and take you home again in the evening.

Some of our students are picked up by County Transport. They will advise you about times and the company that will be transporting you to and from school. School starts at 10.45 a.m. on a Monday. This gives you time to travel from your home to Ratcliffe. On a Friday the taxi will collect you from school by 4.00 p.m. to take you home. If you travel into school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, a member of staff will tell you the times of your transport for these days.


Special Circumstances at Home


Sometimes special events at home arise that may have an effect on children. Please help us by making the child's teacher or Admin aware if events such as the following occur:

  • A family illness
  • A parent away for an extended time
  • A death in the family
  • A visiting relative
  • A marital separation or divorce
  • Acquisition, death, or illness of a pet
  • Anything else you deem important


Downloadable Timetables

You can download the Timetables (.pdf)


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