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:
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 !!!!