Attendance

At Hollington Primary Academy we recognise how important it is for all children to attend school regularly. There is clear evidence that children who attend regularly do better in their learning in school. They understand the routines, are more settled and find it easier to make friends as well as to learn. We understand that all children will be unwell from time to time, and that children may need time off school as a result.

info_outline If your child is too unwell to come to school please contact the office on the first day of absence before 10am. When your child returns to school please confirm the absence in writing.

Please be aware that as an academy we do not authorise holidays in term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances. The Governing Body has agreed that Fixed Penalty Notices will be issued to parents who take a child out of school for holidays during term time or whose child has 10 unauthorised absences (5 days) in an 8 week period.

Every child is set a 95%+ target for the whole year. This target is set by the government and is based upon average attendance figures across the country. Our teachers regularly share percentages with the children so that they know how they are doing.
Every child who has 10 present marks in a week with no lateness or early pick-ups will be given a token for our attendance shop.
95-100%
WELL DONE
95-90%
RISK OF UNDERACHIEVEMENT
BELOW 90%
SERIOUS CAUSE FOR CONCERN - FASTRACK TO LOCAL AUTHORITY

warning If your child’s attendance falls between 95% and 90% it is possible that you will be asked to attend a meeting with our PSA and attendance officer to discuss any issues that your child may be having.

warning If your child’s attendance falls below 90%you will be asked to attend a meeting with Mrs Reece to discuss any issues and to set targets for improvement. If attendance remains below 90% it is likely that you will be referred to ESBAS.