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Stithians Pre-School -  Preschool sessions

0.72 miles from STITHIANS

The Stithians Centre, Church Road, Stithians, Truro, TR3 7DH

Tel: 01209 862727


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We are a charity run preschool set in the heart of the village. We offer a safe and nurturing environment where children can play, learn, explore and grow. 

Our sessions are open to children aged 2-5 years old.

During our sessions we follow the EYFS curriculum and offer a wide range of activities such as, role play, arts & crafts, cookery, reading stories, messy play, and outdoor play in both our front terrace and back garden.


​​​​​​​Stithians Pre-school - B4 & L8 Club sessions

​​​​​​​0.72 miles from STITHIANS

​​​​​​​The Stithians Centre, Church Road, Stithians, Truro, TR3 7DH

Tel: 01209 862727


We offer out of hours childcare sessions to children aged 3-11 years old.  We run a breakfast club between 8-9am and our L8 Club sessions between 3-6pm.

The children can take part in weekly baking and Science (STEM) activities, daily indoor and outdoor activities including den building and creating in the mud kitchen. Other activities that are popular include Lego, K-nex and small world play. 


Stithians Pre-School -  Holiday Club

​​​​​​​0.72 miles from STITHIANS

​​​​​​​The Stithians Centre, Church Road, Stithians, Truro, TR3 7DH

Tel: 01209 862727


​​​​​​​We will be running a Holiday Club on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between Tuesday 3rd August - Thursday 26th August.

Sessions will run between 8-5pm and be offered on a first come first serve basis.

We will be planning themed weeks including Science week, Forest School, Arts and crafts and Healthy Eating and Sports activities and games.

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Times of the School Day:

8.45 - Doors Open

8.55 - Registration

9.05 - Session 1 Starts

10.30 - Breaktime

10.45 - Session 2 Starts

11.45 (KS1)/ 12.15 (KS2) - Lunchtime

12.45 (KS1)/ 1.15 (KS2) - Session 3 Starts

1.45 (KS1)/ 2.15 (KS2) - Session 4 Starts

2.55 - Assembly

3.15 - End of School Day


In service training (INSET) days are taken during school time and are used by schools to provide staff training without pupils being present.  Schools are permitted to take five INSET Days during each academic year.  Stithians C P School has an additional day closure for its annual Stithians Show.

INSET DAYS 2021/22

Monday 6th September 2021

Friday 22nd October 2021

Monday 28th February 2022

Monday 6th June 2022

Monday 11th July 2022 (Stithians Show)

Monday 25th July 2022

Tuesday 26th July 2022


2021/2022 Term Dates

Term Dates 2021/2022 (Please click to download)


About Term Dates

Term dates for Local Authority maintained schools must be set with regard to the appropriate regulations which require schools to have at least 380 half-day sessions (190 days) in each school year.  This is consistent with the 195 days a year required by a teacher's Statutory Conditions of Service – the additional five days are for in-service training (INSET).

We encourage good attendance. However, children who are too ill to come to school or may pass infection to others should not attend. When children are absent from school we ask parents to inform the school office by 9.00am on the first day of absence and to provide a note of explanation on the child’s return to school. We contact parents if we feel their children is too ill to stay at school.

Leave of absence will be given for attendance at medical or dental appointments or for examinations in music, dance etc. However, where possible such appointments should be made outside of school hours.

This is the advice from the Department for Children, Schools and Families:

“It is wholly appropriate for parents to keep children away from school when they are not well enough to attend lessons. But it is equally inappropriate for parents to keep children away from school for trivial ailments, particularly ailments which would not keep parents away from work.

Where schools have concerns…, they can and should challenge the parents’ explanation and seek evidence of the illness.”

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Leave of Absence Requests

Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which have come into force from 1st September 2013.

The amendments make it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances, and it is the headteacher who is to determine the number of school days a child may be away from school on these occasions.

There is no longer any reference to family holiday, extended leave or the threshold of ten school days.

As a result of these changes to legislation all Headteachers and Governing Bodies are instructed to implement this policy with regard to requests for leave of absence to give families a consistent and fair approach across all the schools.  .

This policy therefore makes clear that:

    No absence will be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances.

    In these exceptional circumstances it is the headteacher that is to decide how many days of absence should be granted.

    Our school now has a new ‘Leave of Absence Form’ that must be completed for any planned leave of absence.  Authorised absence will only be granted should the school deem that the case is “exceptional.”

Admissions Advice:

Stithians School's Published Admission Number (PAN):  25 Pupils per Year Group

See Policies Tab for admission arrangements

Class Organisation at Stithians School

The school currently run with six classes – three Key Stage 1 classes and three Key Stage 2 classes. There are 7 year groups at a Primary School so there is a need to mix the age groups at some point. The Admission number for our school is 25 per year group. This means Key Stage 1 classes of 25 (excluding appeals) and Key Stage 2 classes of 33 (excluding appeals).

The structure is as follows:

Early Years and Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 - Class sizes must be less than 30 pupils per class

1.    Reception class - EYFS

2.    Year 1 Class

3.    Year 2 class

Key Stage 2

4.    Year 3 and 4 Class

5.    Year 4 and 5 Class

6.    Year 5 and 6 Class

The classes are decided upon by looking at attainment data for the pupils, maturity and friendship groups. The school makes the decision about class groups on the basis of where the children are best placed for the coming year.

The Year 5 and 6 class has work pitched at Year 6 but also takes account of the Year 5 curriculum.

The Year 4 and 5 class has work pitched at Year 4 but also takes account of the year 5 curriculum.

The year 3 and 4 class has its work pitched at year 3 level but takes account of the year 4 curriculum.

School Uniform:

At Stithians Community Primary School, we are proud to be members of our school community and we want all our children to feel part of our community and to represent our school. Wearing the school uniform helps us to do this. Children are expected to wear uniform:

·        Top: red sweatshirt with logo or other smart red top

·        Shirt/Blouse: white polo shirt or white shirt

·        Trousers / skirt: grey or black

·        Summer dress: red / white check

·        Shoes: black shoes

·        PE: children should wear white t-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls

Jewellery in school can raise many problems and so only the following items are allowed: watches, studs for pierced ears and items which are required by a religion.

To reduce lost property, please clearly mark all clothing, bags, bottles etc with your child’s name. There is a lost property box. We do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to an individual’s property.

Assembly Timetable


Mondays-Mr. Illsley

Tuesdays - Mr. Manley

Wednesdays - Miss Foster

Thursdays - Singing Assembly - Mr. Trinder

Fridays - Celebration Assembly - Mr. Illsley