The School Day

 Below are the session times for a typical school day at Mount Hawke Academy.




8.30am – 8.45am

Children arrive at school.

Bell rings at 8.45 am & children enter school.


8.45am – 10.30am

Session One


10.30am – 10.45am



10.45am – 12.00pm Infants

10.45am – 12.15pm Juniors


Session Two


12.00pm - 1.00pm Infants

12.15pm - 1.00pm Juniors




1.00pm – 3.00pm

Sessions Three and Four



End of school day



Assemblies play an important part in a child’s learning. Over the course of the year at Mount Hawke Academy, our assemblies cover a variety of themes.

On Monday, we hold our Values assemblies. These include:

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Tolerance
  • Rule of Law
  • Local Festivals / Events
  • Respect
  • Being British
  • Great Britains
  • Big Society
  • School Rules
  • Freedom of Speech
  • British History – Great Moments
  • Respect
  • Determination
  • International Conflict
  • Cultural Icons (international)
  • Europe –Our Neighbours
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Hinduism
  • Other Religions
  • E-Safety
  • PSHE: Good to be Me, Say No to Bullying, Getting On and Falling Out, Changes, Going for Goals
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Legacy
  • Charity
  • Current Affairs 

We also have visitors to these assemblies, including ‘Open the Book’, teachers from other schools, local councillors and community representatives.

On Tuesday, we hold our singing assemblies, where the school community comes together to celebrate in song.

On Wednesday and Thursday, assemblies are held in classes.

On Friday, we hold our Celebration assemblies, where children are recognised for progress and achievement, for following the school rules, for representing the school in the wider community, for being a SuperStar… Indeed, our Friday assemblies are a super end to the week.