Attendance & Punctuality

Thank you to the many parents who ensure that their children attend regularly and arrive on time, it makes a big difference to their learning.

See the attendance data

Our classes compete each week to have the best attendance record, with the overall termly winners getting a special treat. You can see a breakdown of weekly wins, and the current leaders percentage record, on our Celebrations page.

 Over previous years there has been a steady increase in the school’s overall attendance.

End of the day:

We know that emergencies happen which mean that a parent / carer may occasionally arrive late to collect their child/ children at the end of the day. Please try to let us know by telephone if this going to be the case.

The following information does not affect most families but it is important for you to be aware that it is happening.

Term Time Absence:

Penalty notices have been issued to some parent/carers taking unauthorised leave during term time. These are issued by the Local Authority Attendance Officer, currently Gianni Fasulo.

A reminder that where term time absence is unavoidable it is necessary for parents to provide proof of the reason for this. Please ask at the Office if you are unclear or request to see Elaine Lynch, Headteacher.

The school is required to work within clear guidelines. These guidelines are agreed by all local Schools.
LATE ARRIVAL AT SCHOOL

When your child arrives late at school, he/she misses the teacher’s instructions and the induction to the lesson. Your child may also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late.

Minutes late per day during the school yearEquals days worth of teaching lost in a year
5 Minutes3.2 Days
10 Minutes6.3 Days
15 Minutes9.5 Days
20 Minutes12.7 Days
30 Minutes20.7 Days

 PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD TO BE PUNCTUAL.

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Covid-19 & School

Welcome to the new normal! In these strange new times school has changed a bit and there’s new ways of doing some things. We’ve put together a resource page of information and guidance about what it means for HPS.