Close

Download our FREE smartphone app today!

Get the app

Twitter

20/11/17

San Sebastian’s very own composition ‘Walton On The Naze’ had its world premiere last Thursday at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre! https://t.co/I56GREYtif

20/11/17

Leon class (and their teachers) loved dressing up in their own clothes for Children in Need last week! They all kindly donated and as a class we raised £25! Stay tuned for our overall fundraising total... https://t.co/uYz4Sp0lEG

20/11/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

13 - 17 November 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/YHSMviEMJF

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 3/3: Details of the trips will be contained in the Newsletter this evening and parents will receive a letter early next week.

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 2/3: Our Y4, Y5 and Y6 children will head to the to see on 13th December. https://t.co/p6IZwtIJlr

17/11/17

BREAKING NEWS 1/3: FINALLY we were able to reveal our Christmas theatre trips in assembly this morning! Our Reception, Y1, Y2 & Y3 will see on 5th December and they cannot wait! https://t.co/Gdm7zHCm7L

17/11/17

Santiago class had a special lesson today. Dziko was the teacher and taught Miss Kennedy and the children how to do a maths worksheet he had made! Thanks for your hard work teaching today Dziko! https://t.co/4pU00Y4vvl

17/11/17

At assembly this morning we said goodbye to our caretaker Martin. Good luck Martin, we will miss you! https://t.co/PykBxtIKeZ

17/11/17

Looks like San Sebastian and Malaga forgot to change out of their PJs this morning...or DID they? https://t.co/xfXwqjBtuj

17/11/17

San Sebastian Class rehearsing at the Bernie Grant Art Centre last night! They did us proud! 🎶🎵🎼 https://t.co/hs9eARMvS0

17/11/17

Brecon Beacon National Park - what a dream! https://t.co/iyyxGDkNEI

17/11/17

Want to hear a mountain joke? Nah...you won’t get over it. https://t.co/5Ca98u91BL

17/11/17

Goodbye Wales! Year 6 are on their way home https://t.co/EbkclNIL5d

16/11/17

Last night - disco time!! 💃🕺 https://t.co/7FR68UDHkR

16/11/17

Last night’s treat...marshmallows around the campfire! 🔥 🔥 https://t.co/GtKpxOEaY1

16/11/17

It has been so fun interacting with all our parents, especially the Year 6 parents, this week on Twitter! We think it's a great way to keep up to date with what's going on at the academy day to day. We hope you'll spread the word to other parents and keep getting in touch!

16/11/17

It is great to see the wonderful learning the children have done at home. If you haven't yet made a home learning project with your child, it is not too late and we would love to see as many projects as possible on our Class home learning board! https://t.co/fBuAdXoRiW

16/11/17

In Madrid Class, children have learnt about Remembrance Day and made wonderful poppies using different creative materials. https://t.co/rWdtTxYbFH

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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. 

Punctuality

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.

Attendance

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.

We do 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. Please see the request for leave procedure below.

If you are having difficulty or need some support with attendance or punctuality, our Home School Liaison Officer, is available to meet you by appointment.

We celebrate good attendance in a number of ways at the academy. We give out certificates to children with 100% attendance over a half term period. We also award classes with certificates at our achievement assemblies held each week.

Requesting Leave Procedure

If you wish to request leave from school during term time, you must follow the following procedure:

1.         Request Form L1, from the main office, at least 14 working days before the start of the first day of leave that you wish to take.

2.         Return Form L1, to the office, within 48 hours. A member of the administration team will give you an appointment to meet the Home School Liaison Officer (HSLO). This meeting will take place within 2 days of you returning Form L1.

3.         You will meet with The HSLO, to discuss the request made in Form L1 and to look at your child’s attendance history. In this meeting you will need to show evidence such as travel tickets and other supporting documentation to support your request.

4.         Once the HSLO has seen your documentation you will be notified as to whether your request for leave is authorised or not authorised. You will be issued with Form L1A (green form), which approves the application or Form L1NA (pink form) that does not approve the application, 5 days after the date of the request for leave meeting. This will be issued 5 working days before the date of the requested absence. You will be required to sign this form and a copy will be kept for our records.

Please understand that if an absence request is unauthorised and you proceed to take a holiday in term time, the Attendance Service will be notified and a Penalty Notice will be issued.  A Penalty Notice is a fine of £60 and it is issued to each parent for each child taken out of school. This fine increases to £120 if not paid within the first 28 days.  If a penalty is not paid, it may result in legal action.

Page Downloads