The Academy Day
Start of the Day
08:40 - Please make sure your child is in the playground by this time.
08:45 - Children are expected to be in the playground, lined up and ready to come into the academy.
End of the Day
3:15 pm is the end of the academy day for the whole academy.
Please make sure your child is brought to the academy and collected from the academy on time.
If a child is late they will miss this important time at the beginning of the day when the teacher is explaining what the mornings’ activities are to be. Being late means your child won’t know what to do, will disturb the other children’s learning and s/he will be missing valuable national curriculum time.
If you are going to be late please let us know.
If a child is persistently late in the morning the Educational Welfare Officer for the academy will be informed and parents will be invited to meet with her.
If a child is still at the academy at 4:30pm and the academy has had no notification from the parent/carer, all academy held contact numbers will be tried. If the academy is unable to make contact, the Social Services Department will be telephoned and they will make arrangements for the child to be collected.
If you continue to collect your child late you will be expected to attend a meeting with one of the Vice Principals to discuss the reasons why.
It is important that your child attends the academy regularly. If your child is ill please let us know and the absence can be authorised. Any absences that we’re not informed about are ‘unauthorised’ and will be reported on your child’s report. The figures for authorised and unauthorised absences are reported to the Governors and to the DfE.
Time away from the academy during the term time will interrupt your child’s education and there are specific times when it is very important for your child to be in the academy because of testing arrangements. This is mainly in May e.g. SATs week for Year 6 the SATs tests for years 2, although there are other tests in the summer term for other year groups.
All parents are expected to take their holidays in the 13 weeks of the academy holiday. Academies are not able to authorise holidays within academy time.
There are now Fixed Penalty Notices for absences without authorisation and parents can also be prosecuted if their child’s attendance is persistent and falls below 80% without a good reason.