Attendance

Attendance is taken very seriously at The Hundred of Hoo Academy and we always endeavour to help our pupils and families achieve 100% attendance.

Research shows that good school attendance impacts upon children’s success in learning. Good attendance helps children to achieve good results, helps them to fulfil their potential and gives them a chance of a better future. We are committed to this and therefore work hard to ensure that all of our children have the best possible attendance. We want to see all our pupils with above 96% attendance.

Every day that your child is absent from school is an opportunity missed. Schools and parents / carers have a shared responsibility to ensure that children attend school regularly and on time.

Punctuality is also just as important as attendance. The Hundred of Hoo Primary Academy starts at 8:40am every morning. It is important that children arrive in school on time as it supports them to learn good timekeeping and also reduces classroom disruption for the other children and themselves.

Parental support is critical in ensuring that children achieve in education. At Hoo, we work closely with families to support them to achieve the best possible outcomes for their children. Below are steps you can take to ensure your child attends school every day and on time.

  • If your child is not well enough to attend contact the school by 09:00 on the first day of absence.
  • Try to make dental and medical appointments outside of school time or at the weekend.
  • Take family holidays during the school holiday.  We are unable to authorize term time holidays.
  • Contact us immediately if you need help or support with your child’s attendance or punctuality.

It is surprising how days off can quickly add up and become a significant barrier to your child’s success. When children have 10% or more off per year this is classed as persistent absenteeism and therefore a serious issue that requires action. Although this doesn’t seem much, when you break it down it can easily happen. To give this some context, we have broken down what this means each term.

Term

Total number of days

10% in days

10% in school weeks (5 days a week)

10% in hours

(5 hours a day)

Term 1

33

3

Half a week

15

Term 1 – 2

71

7

1 week and a half

35

Term 1 – 3

100

10

2 weeks

50

Term 1 – 4

130

13

2 weeks and a half

65

Term 1 – 5

153

15

3 weeks

75

Term 1 – 6

188

18

3 weeks and a half

90

10% is 3-4 days off per term.

Below we have attached some important documents and information about attendance.