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Academics In Operation
School Day


The academic timetable at St Mary’s DSG Senior School is based on a 10-day cycle. We make use of a roll-over timetable to minimise the impact of public/school holidays and the need to finish early for sport matches on the frequency of academic lessons.

The school day starts at 7:35 in the morning with gatherings with a spiritual, organisational, motivational or nurturing nature such as whole school and house assemblies, chapel and tutor group meetings. The academic day consists of six lessons per day and the duration of the lessons is either 60 or 50 minutes. Provision is made for break in between. The formal academic day ends at 13:50.

After lunch, afternoons are filled with academic support, clubs, Advanced Programme lessons, and music and sporting activities.