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25/09/20

Year 2 have been creating Animal skins by scrunching up patterned paper to create texture! Don’t they look lovely?! https://t.co/WnqUVFLBhe

18/09/20

Why we love Saturday School! We’re back tomorrow 9-1pm - who’s going to join? Don’t forget we have brownies tomorrow from ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/eqSkJfvqGO

18/09/20

The children in reception have created an obstacle course. Great balancing and jumping skills! https://t.co/zgDThwpBze

11/09/20

Drama kicked off in style this academic year with Year 3 concentrating on body language and learning the importance of nonverbal communication. They learned how, even without saying a word, we are always communicating with the world around us. https://t.co/GON3JuzO5f

09/09/20

So happy to get back to school

09/09/20

Socially distanced art with Ms Tarr. All pupils spread out and own resources which are cleaned after use. https://t.co/IPrpuYdipz

08/09/20

Both Reception classes enjoyed their first Art Lesson with Miss Tarr. They looked at how colours can be connected to their feelings. https://t.co/lFwMfSAd1W

07/09/20

Our Reception outdoor area has had a facelift! What do you think? I’m not sure how happy they were with eggs and grapes today....🍳 🍇 https://t.co/yiPNhaRaoZ

07/09/20

Nursery’s first day! What brave, resilient and creative kids we have - they settled so well into their new class. https://t.co/Hr4t4Hy30d

04/09/20

Friday snack at WRAPZ after school club! Hands up if you want some 🙋‍♀️ https://t.co/hKWt03DMgJ

04/09/20

Our reception kids are so happy that they can play together again. Who did you miss the most? https://t.co/ZUrezKyVG6

04/09/20

Another great day at Philip Lane! We’re back on the monkey bars and getting our strength back. https://t.co/kOG0lVtl8I

03/09/20

What a great day!! Thank you to everyone for helping keep us safe. We can’t wait to welcome you all back tomorrow. https://t.co/AlPp4roR4H

03/09/20

We are so proud of our reception pupils who have settled in so well. They’re sharing beautifully, drawing shapes and even counting to 10! https://t.co/SlPJ2nWH3Q

03/09/20

First day back with happy faces and a brand new uniform! Don’t they all look smart? https://t.co/PEhPXwCwt5

01/09/20

Are you ready to come back to school? We can hardly wait to see you - so to make sure you’re ready click on this link https://t.co/gwerfwIskD to watch our amazing doodle drawing video https://t.co/W36fy2hUm3

30/08/20

UNIFORM UPDATE: ITS A SELL-OUT! So many of you love our optional skirts that we’ve sold out! The good news is we have more coming: 8 pinafores (11-12yrs) on Tuesday - anyone wanting this size please call. More uniform will arrive the first full week 7th-10th Sept. https://t.co/FjmULplGss

26/08/20

Uniform update - pinafores will not be available tomorrow. We will keep you updated with the delivery date. More skirts available! https://t.co/uDBiiDYccq

24/08/20

Thank you to all the parents who came to buy uniform today at our outdoor uniform stall... A bit busy first thing but a steady trickle meant we coped well. Next sale on Thursday when we should have pinafores in. See you then https://t.co/qRPNkLlrYe

24/08/20

Thank you to all the parents who came to buy uniform today at our outdoor uniform stall... A bit busy first thing but a steady trickle meant we coped well. Next sale on Thursday when we should have pinafores in. See you then https://t.co/h4k1TuhUiN

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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.