About St. Ives Primary School

Admission to our School

All applications must be made via the Dorset Admissions department,

please click on the Dorset for You link to visit their web site.

Click here to read our admissions policy

Staff & Classes


We have seven classes in our school;

The Reception class (4 to 5 yrs) 

The Year 1 class (5 to 6yrs) 

The Year 2 class (6 to 7 yrs)

The Year 3 class (7 to 8 yrs) 

The Year 4 class (8 to 9 yrs) 

The Year 5 class (9 to 10 yrs)

The Year 6 class (10 to 11 yrs)

Click here to see our school team, class pages and Governors.

 The School Association

We are extremely fortunate to have a very active and lively Parents Association called S.I.S.A. – St Ives School Association.

Click here to find out more about S.I.S.A.

School Curriculum


The Creative Learning Journey is an exciting curriculum leading our school and children into the 21st Century. It is preparing children for a future world with which we are still unfamiliar.


Throughout the journey the curriculum plans to ensure that children make maximum gains in their learning. 


We publish details of our school curiculum in our School policy and document Library.

All documents are available in PDF format.

Click here to see our library.

School Policies & Document Library

We publish all our public documents in our School policy and document Library. All documents are available in PDF format.

Click here to see our library.

Breakfast Club

St. Ives Breakfast Club runs from 7.45am until 8.40am, breakfast is served at 8.00am. Please contact the school office for more information.

The School Day


School doors open at 8.40 am

School starts at 8.50 am

Lunch break starts at 12.00 noon
Lessons restart at 12.55 pm

School finishes at KS1 3.05 pm

/ KS2 3.15 pm

Mid-morning break 
10.30 a.m – 10.50 a.m

KS1 Children also have a

short afternoon break.

       Click here to read our prospectus

School Uniform

We encourage children to wear our school uniform, of blue and white, to give them a sense of belonging and pride in their school.

Items with the school logo can be purchased from schooltrends.co.uk.

Click here to read our prospectus.

Nursery School

St Ives Nursery School is situated within the school grounds.  Nursery children visit the school each day for lunch and make full use of the school facilities.  .




Click here to find out more about the Nursery.

Outstanding Ofsted Nov 08

“St Ives School is an outstanding school in all aspects of its work. The pupils make outstanding progress in all year groups. This is the result of excellent leadership and management and the high quality provision, which ensure that pupils do especially well in both their academic and personal development"          

Ofsted Nov 2008




Click here to view our Ofsted page.

Emergency Closure Procedure


Notification of an emergency closure may come in a variety of ways.  Parents will be notified via the local radio, Wave 105, through their breakfast time broadcasts   (7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.), or through Dorset For You schools closure web page.

Click here to open the Dorset For You Schools Closure page.

After School Club

St. Ives Primary School After School Club runs from 3.05pm to 6.00pm every school day. Children will be offered refreshments and will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of supervised activities.




Click here to view details.

Call the school secretary,

Mrs Holland on:

01425 475478

Find us: St. Ives Primary School

Sandy Lane, St Ives, Ringwood. BH24 2LE