The School Day

Our School Day
We open the gates at 8.30 am and children are welcomed into school between 8.30 am and 8.45 am, when the gates are closed. From arrival, the children go straight into class.
At 8.45am the registers are taken and lessons start. 
Foundation Stage children have lunch from 11.45 am and Key Stage One children finish for lunch at 12.00 pm.  Key Stage Two children finish for lunch at 12.15 or 12.30 pm.  During the morning all children have a 15 minute playtime. 
After lunch, all children have time for play.  Afternoon lessons finish at 3.00 pm, and children leave at this time, unless they are booked in for Playzone or a club.


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 assemblies give us time to reflect and discuss values that are important to us, such as:

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Tolerance
  • Rule of Law
  • Local Festivals / Events
  • Respect
  • Being British
  • Great Britons
  • 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
  • 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.

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