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At Sparken Hill Academy, we believe that:

  • Pupils need to attend school every day so that they can take full advantage of the educational opportunities available.

  • Poor attendance rates and persistent lateness undermines the educational process and leads to educational disadvantage.

  • Children who attend school every day make better progress and have better life chances.

Parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children:

  • Attend school every day
  • Arrive at school on time, in uniform and in a condition to learn
  • Are absent only for reasons that can be authorised (please see Attendance Policy attached)
  • Inform the school of the reason for any absence and the likely return date, before 9.00am on the first day of absence. By telephone call or text.
  • Inform the school office  and class teacher prior to a medical and/or dental appointment, a copy of the appointment letter will need to be seen. If possible please always try to arrange these for out of school hours.

School contact details:

Telephone: 01909 534061

Text:           07590 223940

School opens at 8.45am and lessons start at 9.00am. If your child arrives after this time you will be required to sign in and give a reason for being late. If your child is late more than once per half term, they could miss out on attendance trips and rewards.

New Attendance Regulations September 2015
There have been changes to the law which govern attendance in schools and absence from school during term time. Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013.  These amendments made clear that Head Teachers/Principals may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

These legislation changes have been made by the Department of Education in order to improve attendance and emphasise the importance of ensuring that no valuable school time is lost. If you take this in the context that even if your child has 100% attendance over the whole school year, this only accounts for 14% of their total time; so every hour of that 14% in school is absolutely essential for their future life chances.
Please work with us to ensure we make the most of every minute of your child's valuable time in school by getting them here everyday, on time and ready to learn.

Important Dates - Academic Year 2017-2018

Tuesday 5th September 2017 - staff admin day

Wednesday 6th September 2017 - school opens to pupils

Autumn Term 1 - 6th September 2017 to 20th October 2017 

23rd -27th October 2017 Autumn Half Term

Monday  30 October 2017 INSET DAY

Autumn Term 2 - 31st October 2017 to Thursday 21st December 2017

Friday 22nd December 2017 INSET DAY 

Monday 8th January 2018 - school opens

Sprint Term 1 - 6th January 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018

19th - 23rd February 2018 Spring Half Term

Monday 26th February 2018 - school opens

Spring Term 2 - 26th February 2018 to 29th March 2018

Monday 16th April 2018 - school opens

Summer Term 1 - 16th April 2018 to 24th May 2018

Friday 25th May 2018 INSET DAY

Monday 4th June 2018 - school opens

Summer Term 2 - 4th June 2018 to 25th July 2018

Academic Year 2018-2019

Tuesday 4th September 2018 - staff admin day

Wednesday 5th September 2018 - school opens to pupils



Sparken Hill Academy's very own Treasure Hunt Superstars.

Every week our F1 nursery children who achieve 100% Attendance get to dip in the treasure bag  which is full of lots of exciting goodies.

Proud Winners will soon be displayed here !!!!

We've achieved 100% Attendance 2017-2018

100% Attendance Superstars 2016-2017 Medal Winners

Checkout our Attendance Rewards & Incentives

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