Well done to the children who achieved 100% attendance for the whole academic year of 2016/2017. Sixteen children each received a certificate and chocolates then were entered into a raffle to win two Kindle Fire tablets donated by 'Provide Education'. These were won by Shelley Gibson and Alex Yoxall. Ella Sheriff and Jack Goodwin won a box of biscuits each, donated by Tesco. Well done, this is a huge achievement and we are very proud of you all!

St Helen's Primary Academy Holiday dates are as follows:

Inset Days

Monday 4th September

Monday 5th September

Friday 22nd December

Monday 4th June

Monday 23rd July

Summer Holidays

Monday 24th July 2017 to 6th September 2017

October Half Term

Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November 2017

Christmas Holidays

Monday 25th December 2017 to Friday 5th January 2018

February Half Term

Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2018

Easter Holiday

Monday 26th March to Friday 6th April 2018

May Day Monday 7th May 2018

May Half Term

Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018

Summer Holiday

Tuesday 24th July to Friday 31st August 2018

Please try to book holidays out of term time

The attendance for each year group so far this academic year is as shown below:

September to 24th October 2017

Nursery AM - 95.6%

F2 - 92.1%

F2/Y1 - 96.3%

Year 1B - 92.9%

Year 2CH - 94.8%

Year 2J - 98%

Year 3M - 93.3%

Year 3T - 95.1%

Year 4S - 93.6%

Year 5R - 95.3%

Year 5/6O - 98.3%

Year 6 - 95.4%

Overall attendance is currently 95%

We did not reach our target of 96% last academic year although our attendance improved overall. We are enthusiastic about reading our target this academic year.

All children have attendance reward charts and when they have achieved 100% attendance each week they will stamp their card. Once they have achieved ten stamps they will receive a prize. Children with 100% attendance for the whole of each half term will receive a certificate in assembly where parents may attend. Their names will be put into a draw where there is a prize to be won for someone out of each year group. Prizes will vary each half term.

St Helen's Primary Academy attendance target is 96%. Just a couple of days absence can knock attendance down to below 96% during the first half term. There is still time for this attendance to increase as the academic year progresses. Please encourage your children to attend school. Just one day absence can cause pupils to miss lots of work.

Lots of holidays are being taken during term time. All holidays are unauthorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. This is in line with government legislation. You may be subject to a fine of £60 per child when taking children out of school during term time. Please try to book holidays during the allocated school holidays.

Please check out the government website to see how low attendance can affect your child’s education.


School opens at 8.50 am, children are expected to be in school at this time and go straight to class for registration and be ready to learn by 9.00 am. Doors

will close as soon as the children are in school at 8.50am. Children arriving later than 8.50am will need to enter via reception.

Education Welfare

St Helen's Primary Academy has an Education Welfare Officer, Kayleigh Wroe. Kayleigh will work alongside office staff to monitor attendance, do home visits, manage attendance meetings and make referrals to the Education Welfare Service.

Please click on one of the following links for more information