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St Dennis

Primary Academy

Aspiration, Opportunity, Success

School Day

At St Dennis, our school day starts at 0845 when children enter through the playground to their classrooms for registration. They may also have a bagel during this time.  


There are two breaks during the school day in addition to the 50 minutes lunch session. Our Reception class have free-flow play so do not have set break times as they enjoy outside learning throughout the day. Nursery are open for 30 hours per week and their session times are 0900 to 1200 and 1230 to 1530.


0845 - 0900


Registration finishes by 0900 and lessons begin.

0900 - 1045

Session 1

This includes 30 minutes of RWI phonics or spelling and maths.

1045 - 1100

Morning break


1100 - 1200

Session 2

This is English time where we use the Storytelling approach.

1200 - 1250


Lunch is served in two sittings and children are free to choose who they sit with.

1250 - 1410

Session 3

Reading is planned for 30 minutes of this session, after which other areas of the curriculum are covered through topic learning

1410 - 1420

Afternoon break


1420 - 1525

Session 4

This session includes further topic learning and assembly time.


End of the day

Children are seen out to their parents and carers on the playground.


  • Carne Hill, St Dennis, Saint Austell
  • PL26 8AY
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St Dennis Primary Academy is part of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 08880841. Registered address: College Road, Truro, TR1 3XX