Our Newscasters of the future displayed their reporting skills this afternoon. They used their brand new iPads whilst reporting on the 1960 Validivia earthquake in Chile as part of their geography lesson about earthquakes


Reception have started their dress rehearsal for our ‘virtual’ nativity. They sang beautifully and are ready to be filmed!! Who’s excited!? 👼 🌲


The Reception children have made their very own collage Christmas tree. Lots of ripping, tearing and team work going on today in their art lesson.


Overjoyed to see the North Pole right here in our school hall. Just to think Santa visited little old Philip Lane and did al this. You can’t buy that smile!


Worried about Covid spoiling Christmas? Not at PL: The North Pole has landed with sleigh, fireplace, and a sack full of who knows what? Thank you amazing team PL


The elves came to PL and look what they left? A hall full of Christmas joy! What amazing elves we have at HPACP.




So excited to unveil our VIRTUAL SCHOOL TOUR thanks to the phenomenal multi media skills of Ms Tarr. Watch all 25 mins of it it here


The Y2 artists took a trip over to Downhills Park for their Art lesson. Lots of leaves were gathered for our Goldsworthy radial plates.


Today’s the day! Happy to the schools who have explored Shakespeare’s words over the past few weeks. We can’t wait to be back in a theatre with an audience next year🤞🏻but until then, here’s stills of our fabulous Y4-6 pupils from their workshop performances!


Do you know what happened to Humpty Dumpty? Nursery children were shocked to discover the crime scene. They have been busy investigating footprints, asking questions and looking for clues! If you have any information please contact ! There is a reward waiting...


How close can you get to 5000? Year 4 are practising our column addition, mental arithmetic and reasoning skills in one fun game.


Y3 have been inspired by Alexander Calder and created their own ‘Glacier with coloured petals’. Lots of effort has gone into their contour lines.


Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported us with adding an extra sparkle to our Christmas this year. We can’t wait to show you the pictures! 🎄✨


Rounding in Year 3 this week - our teachers put their skills to good effect 4️⃣⬇️5️⃣⬆️💁🏾‍♀️


Year 4, 5 & 6 are filming for their productions this week. Every child is gaining first hand experience of Shakespeare and his plays and even mastering the language! Remember, we can only share the production with parents if we have all permission slips back!


Once again at school is phenomenal. Our y6 children learning about microorganisms in the middle of a pandemic. So relevant, so aspirational and so engaging. Thanks to our amazing science leader


Reading never stops! Well done to the Y6 children who read our minimum expectation of a book a week to complete the reading challenge.


Thank you to the parent who took the time to thank us for purchasing the Amazon Fire Tablets for families to purchase at £2 per week to engage in our online home-learning. It is terrific to know know we make a difference. What a great school community we have


We’re rehearsing in class to keep our performance skills top notch so we’re ready to welcome you back when it’s safe. In the meantime, here’s a rehearsal of The Last Dragon by Judith Nichols.

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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 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.

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 Executive 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.