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24/06/24

🌳🌻🎨 Art Gallery Fundraiser 🎨🌻🌳Day 1 of our art gallery was a huge success! The children created beautiful pieces of art to sell, with all donations going towards our wellbeing garden. See you on Friday if you didn't make it today!#PATHS#AspireBelieveFlourish… pic.twitter.com/GM3DoajXTB

21/06/24

💰🏆📊 HPAS Y5/6 MoneyWise Challenge at the Excel! 📊🏆💰Our brilliant Y5/6 students will be showcasing their financial skills at the MoneyWise Challenge held at the Excel! Their teamwork, problem-solving, and money management skills will be put to the test in this exciting… pic.twitter.com/71qJdKPHMN

19/06/24

We were thrilled to say Bonjour Year 4! as students from visited today. Mr. Blackburn led a fantastic session, giving the students chance to speak French with our girls. Rounded off with madeleines and orangina! We love our primary partnership 😊🇫🇷🌞 pic.twitter.com/5Dz0DeAP4U

17/06/24

🎭🎶✨ Y5 Performs at The Royal Opera House! ✨🎶🎭A standing ovation for our Year 5 students who performed alongside their peers from the rest of the Federation academies. Their talent and hard work truly shone on one of the world's most prestigious stages. What an incredible…

14/06/24

🍕 🥗 🍽 Y6 Restaurant Night 🍽 🥗 🍕Our incredible Y6s hosted a night to remember. Their service was exceptional and the three courses, which they prepared from scratch, were delicious. Thank you so much for such a great experience! pic.twitter.com/A6b6pFG4vx

14/06/24

🍕 🥗 👨‍🍳 Y6 Restaurant Night 👨‍🍳 🥗 🍕 Preparations are underway for this evening's restaurant night. Year six are preparing a cous cous salad starter ready for their guests later this evening! pic.twitter.com/1JCx3GyPnN

11/06/24

Lion King UpdateWe are getting the train arriving at Shortlands at 23:27. Parents can collect from the station or from school shortly after.

07/06/24

🏃 🏃🏾‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ Y5 Boys Relay 🏃‍♂️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃Our first medal and a gold of the day has come from the Y5 boys! Take a look at this photo finish! pic.twitter.com/XJw6ZylDGN

06/06/24

🎢🚌🎉 Y6's Fantastic Day Out at Chessington Now Heading Home! 🎉🚌🎢What an adventurous day for our Year 6 students at Chessington! Full of fun rides and amazing memories, they are now on their way back home. We hope they cherish this wonderful experience! We should be back… pic.twitter.com/41YrD3x4bh

05/06/24

🇬🇧 🗳 🏫 Pupil Parliament Day Out 🏫 🗳 🇬🇧 Our KS2 Pupil Parliament representatives are relishing the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament today. They enjoyed their tour where they visited the house of commons and house of lords and learnt about significant figures and… pic.twitter.com/ZycCg4jqfM

05/06/24

🇬🇧 🗳 🏫 Pupil Parliament Day Out 🏫 🗳 🇬🇧 Our KS2 Pupil Parliament representatives are relishing the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament today. They enjoyed their tour where they visited the house of commons and house of lords and learnt about significant figures and… pic.twitter.com/QAjkctMUn6

24/05/24

👨‍🏫✨️📚 Wondermaths Heats 📚✨️👨‍🏫 We are incredibly proud of our superstar mathematicians who took on the Wondermaths regional heats this afternoon. Competition was fierce and they demonstrated outstanding team work and resilience as they solved numerous challenging maths… pic.twitter.com/TZay2Rs3BB

23/05/24

🪐 🔭 Science Dome visits HPAS 🔭🪐🌌✨🪐 All classes have had a stellar time exploring the science dome experience organised by PATHS.A portable planetarium, right in the school hall! What a way to end the half term! 🚀🔭 … pic.twitter.com/wTyYWDa4kL

21/05/24

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16/05/24

🎳🍕🎉 Celebrating Year 6 SATs Success! 🎉🍕🎳Our Year 6 pupils have worked incredibly hard on their SATs this week! To celebrate their dedication, they are enjoying a fun-filled afternoon of bowling followed by a delicious pizza lunch. Well done, everyone! We couldn’t be… pic.twitter.com/w9v4W5WtCQ

14/05/24

🌻🛴🌏 Let's Go Zero Sustainability Audit 🌏🛴🌻HPAS were proud to host Alex from as he trained up a new team of Climate Action Advisors. We can't wait to read their Sustainability Report and see what we can do to encourage our school community to be even more… pic.twitter.com/KcNkEdA7a2

13/05/24

📚💪🌟 To Our Fantastic Y6 Pupils as They Tackle Their KS2 SATs 🌟💪📚This week, as you sit your KS2 SATs, remember that these scores don't define you. What truly matters is the confidence, resilience, and effort you bring into each day. You've prepared well, so take a deep…

07/05/24

📱 🖥 🚫 Group Chat Safety 🚫 🖥 📱 Please take a minute to read the information attached regarding keeping children safe when using group chats and don't forget the age limit for apps such as Whatsapp is 13+ pic.twitter.com/NrKnah816f

03/05/24

📄📄’Outstanding OfSTED’📄📄Our report is now live on the website! We are incredibly proud of our achievement! Well done to the entire community! https://t.co/W5XANhlGUt#AspireBelieveFlourish pic.twitter.com/K6u8dSG1Z4

03/05/24

👀👀👀👀HPAS - OFSTED Outcome Announcement https://t.co/ygUDzYqZWE via

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Attendance

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY

At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands, we have high expectations of attendance from all pupils. We strive for every child to be in school every day. Regular attendance is essential to ensure children reach their potential both academically and socially.

Please make sure that your child is at school on time and here every day, unless they are too unwell to attend.

The school gates are open for the children to arrive from 8:30 am and close at 8:40am. Pupils start their learning from 8:45am. 

If your child is absent from school please let the school office know by emailing us at absences@harrisprimaryshortlands.org.uk 

The school day finishes at 3:25 pm for Early years and Key Stage 1, and 3:30 pm for Key Stage 2.

For safety reasons please remember to let the school office know by 2:30 pm if a different adult is collecting your child.

Children’s attendance will be celebrated in a variety of ways.

Termly Attendance

There will be certificates and prizes for children who achieve 100% attendance for each half-term. 

AUTHORISED AND UNAUTHORISED ATTENDANCE

  • It is the parent/carer’s responsibility to inform the school by calling or emailing as soon as possible on the first day of a child’s illness. If an explanation is not received, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and will remain on a pupil’s attendance record permanently. This continues throughout their time in primary, secondary and further education.
  • All absences due to illness, over two days in length may be required to be supported by medical evidence e.g. an appointment card/letter, copy of a prescription etc. (This can be shown/copied at the school office.)
  •  For planned medical absences to be authorised, a copy of the planned appointment letter must be given to school in advance for the appointment.
  • The DfE attendance advice published in November 2013 states:

“Headteachers should only authorise absence in exceptional circumstances. If a Headteacher grants a leave request, it will be for the Headteacher to determine the length of time that the child can be away from the school. “

To this end, there will be no authorised leave given to children for holidays or travel during term time. Such leave will be marked as unauthorised and the matter will be referred to the EWO who has the authority to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice.

  • Absences are held on children’s records, reported at the end of the year to parents and the accumulated totals collated by the DfE.
  • When a child is absent due to vomiting and/or diarrhoea, please ensure that he/she is symptom free for at least 48 hours before returning to school.

 

PUNCTUALITY

Official Times

 

Doors open

Doors close

Unauthorised Late

EYFS

8:30

8:40

8:50

KS1

8:30

8:40

8:50

KS2

8:30

8:40

8:50

Children need to be in school before the doors close in order to receive a present mark in the register. If children arrive after the doors close, they must go to the office and sign in the late book and will receive a late mark. If children arrive after 9:30 they will receive an unauthorised attendance mark. Persistent lateness is disruptive to the class, can be distressing for the child and can affect learning as much as absence. The Education Welfare Officer may also identify and investigate persistent lateness.

For children who fail to achieve expected levels of attendance, parents will be informed either by phone or in person, with a view to providing support and advice to improve their attendance.

Every absence or late arrival at school means crucial learning time is lost.

Attendance during one school year

Means this many days absence in one academic year

Which is approximately this many weeks absent

Which means approximately this many hour of learning lost

95%

9 DAYS

2 WEEKS

50 HOURS

90%

19 DAYS

4 WEEKS

100 HOURS

85%

29 DAYS

6 WEEKS

150 HOURS