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15/06/19

Such a buzz of excitement for children and parents to see their hard work so professionally displayed! https://t.co/kreHV2cnrc

15/06/19

Our phenomenal art teacher Ms Tarr. Her vision, passion, hard work, resourcefulness, leadership and sheer energy made this so spectacular! We love Ms Tarr! https://t.co/E9oI28b0pG

15/06/19

A joyful occasion. Thank you to parents and families who made this event worthwhile. Would have been pointless without you! Great to see you! https://t.co/1eUG8x4ubM

15/06/19

Superstars of year 6 showing what amazing musicians they are. Impressive. https://t.co/IzmaLO4zDA

15/06/19

Getting the exhibition ready. Amazing art work. Beautifully displayed. High expectations never fail when you have such a talented team https://t.co/AFTknsC2xy

15/06/19

LONG LIVE THE ARTS - the prelim to our amazing art exhibition. Such talented fellas; so proud https://t.co/XYf17XNzET

14/06/19

Here's all the news from this week: https://t.co/tvKYMlZnwY

13/06/19

Happy Birthday to our WONDERFUL AnaMaria! Why not wish AnaMaria a "Happy Birthday" if you're speaking to her at reception today!🎂💫 https://t.co/4w9uEPQtwx

13/06/19

THANKS A MILLION MS NELSON! The children made a special banner to thank Ms Nelson for her time and effort preparing the children for Harris Federation Sports Day! Our athletes were outstanding and our supporters excelled themselves on the day. https://t.co/SAGvtBC6q8

13/06/19

It was lovely to see them so confident and already building friendships with their peers!Reminder - our next parent induction will be next Wednesday 19th June at 2pm! 2/2 https://t.co/y5pprkDT8F

13/06/19

Thank you to all parents who attended our 2nd induction session today focused on supporting pupils with phonics. Mr Kelman ran a fantastic interactive session for the parents of our future Reception pupils, whilst the children really enjoyed exploring their future classrooms! 1/2 https://t.co/rEdCu3rFlx

13/06/19

Wow! Madrid Class's assembly on the Moon and space was truly out of this world🤦🏽‍♂️ Well done Madrid Class! https://t.co/R7J7jn23Ai

11/06/19

Our fabulous Dale Chihuly inspired chandeliers are now on display in our hall. Come and take a closer look on Friday at 3:45pm when the doors open for our Philip Lane Art Exhibition. https://t.co/UKoYC5WvM0

06/06/19

Sneak Peak: Don't forget to bring your £1 for Bruce Brownies tomorrow! If we run out, you can place orders for next week! https://t.co/d8A6SH1mAJ

06/06/19

Our fantastic athletes will be back at the academy at 5.10pm.

06/06/19

All Y4,5 & 6 spectators/supporters have returned to Philip Lane from Sports Day now and are ready for collection! The Athletes will return later.

06/06/19

Nursery were lucky enough to have Eleyna’s mum Reading a story to our nursery children this afternoon! If you'd like to read to our EYFS children, please speak to the class teacher! https://t.co/5pQEJfGt5B

06/06/19

WOW. Our Athletes performed magnificently today at Crystal Palace for - for all the latest details and updates see our newsletter tomorrow but here's a taster... https://t.co/wq5ckancVC

06/06/19

Benidorm Class has really taken to our new topic ‘The Next Step’ and our Travel Agents is busy with customers and tour operators! It has been so lovely to see the children engaged in their learning and playing collaboratively! Well done Benidorm Class, you are ready for Year 1! https://t.co/EpCsbLUu9P

06/06/19

And we’re ready! Year 4 relay - let’s heat up this place! 🔥 🏃🏼‍♀️ https://t.co/0OYPbRKnMp

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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

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 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.

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