Attendance and Punctuality
At HPAPL our aim is to ensure that the children receive the most from their education. Good attendance and punctuality are given high priority because they support motivation, enthusiasm, good progress and learning. Please click here to see our attendance policy for more information.
Punctuality is important to establish positive habits as children develop, grow and move on to their next stage. Late arrival in the morning can also be detrimental to your child’s education and result in disruption for their peers. It can lead to missed explanations, introductions to lessons and can cause you child the distress and embarrassment of being late.
Parents and carers have a legal responsibility to make sure their children attend school regularly.
There is also a statutory requirement to publish statistics about attendance rates. At the Academy we set an annual target to improve and check our progress towards this. For detailed information please see our Attendance Policy. A hard copy can also be obtained from our main office.
We would not expect you to take your child out of the Academy for family holidays or special leave during term time. When considering the timing of your holiday, please remember the following:
- We will not authorise any holidays during term time, like most other schools.
- A two week holiday during term time will mean that your child misses a range of curriculum activities. They will also miss 10 Literacy and 10 mathematics lessons.
- There are approximately 175 non-school days each year for holidays, cultural experiences and family time.
Application for special leave in exceptional circumstances may be considered by the Principal, forms are available from the school office.
Our Welfare Team are available to meet you by appointment if you would like support as a family to improve attendance and punctuality for your child.
We celebrate good attendance in a number of ways at the academy. We have a dedicated display board to update and share class information and to mention those chidren with 100% attendance over a half term period. We also award classes with certificates at our achievemnt assemblies held each week.