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29/05/24

Few more photos from Y12s trip to NewYork. pic.twitter.com/C8inNAfcSC

29/05/24

Our Sixth Formers had an amazing trip to New York. ✈️ Making unforgettable memories for life!Looking forward to hearing all about it as students and staff reunite at school on Monday. pic.twitter.com/ocxUbFr6n7

24/05/24

And they all have left...Very emotional day, filled with joy, laughter and occasional tear.#year11 pic.twitter.com/p3CU0f1S6r

24/05/24

Year 11 Celebration Day!What an amazing atmosphere in HASU today with students and staff signing shirts. Some really lovely designs out there!Here's to our awesome Year 11s! 📸#Year11 pic.twitter.com/YRzSwnYZCw

24/05/24

Our students are ready to fly out of Gatwick.✈️🌍Have a fantastic time! pic.twitter.com/uiYJ99eOoK

21/05/24

Our Scholarship Advanced Programme students had a masterclass presented by Ms Taitz on "Influence is your Superpower, how to get what you want without compromising who you are" by Yale Business School lecturer Zoe Chance.What a wonderful chance to expand their cultural capital! pic.twitter.com/juu7LqLmY5

17/05/24

The team had a quick but fruitful trip to to spend their winning Reading Champions book tokens. Plenty of revision too for the final in June 📚 pic.twitter.com/CmkbSzOGl8

15/05/24

🛍️👕 Attention Parents! 👕🛍️Join us for the PTA Second-Hand Uniform Sale on Saturday 25th May! Find great deals on HASU uniforms and support our wonderful PTA.Let's recycle, save money, and contribute to a greener planet!🌎♻️#SchoolUniformSale pic.twitter.com/G7ZSAcAiRP

10/05/24

Congratulations to all of our brilliant participants in the Junior Maths Challenge 2024. We were delighted that 21 of our Year 7 and 8 students achieved gold certificates – this is the most golds we’ve ever had in the JMC!🌟 pic.twitter.com/qeNhobVUZI

07/05/24

Last week our students performed a fun singing session during The Inter House Sing Off challenge organised by our lovely Ms Anthony as part of celebrating Performing Arts Week. The signing was heard all around the corridors. Well done to all the participants!#performingartsweek pic.twitter.com/jNlz3d2rQx

07/05/24

Ms Lock & Mrs Jones had a fantastic Friday evening listening to talk about 'Ultra-Processed People' - an eye-opening investigation in to ultra processed food. Chris then very kindly signed our library copy for all to read & 'keep learning' pic.twitter.com/ZpLZOXpOwF

03/05/24

Our Year 10 students explore pH of acids and bases through scientific experiments and discussions using the "rainbow liquid" experiment.#Science pic.twitter.com/goVr28RQCL

29/04/24

Our Year 12 students are , visiting The London Centre to learn about the future shape of the capital.#nla pic.twitter.com/Zw0DiCbMUm

29/04/24

Good luck to our students who take their Spanish exams this week! You can do this! pic.twitter.com/9cNhWolMum

26/04/24

Yesterday we had visitors from Gyeongnam Green Smart Future School from South Korea. They came to see our Passivhaus building and our sustainable school design.Their plan is to provide a futuristic education system and make it a model for their country.#passivhaus pic.twitter.com/NG0bvWDV8B

26/04/24

What I thought would be project that spanned weeks was actually done in three days! Never again will I estimate model building in the library with members of the robotics team and other architectural wizards. pic.twitter.com/VV4SAIZOvm

22/04/24

PGL trip was a massive success and all our Year 8 students came back very happy.Look at some of their special moments caught in this video.#HASUlife pic.twitter.com/RmSwZL0hr9

19/04/24

PGL trip:Day 3Fantastic couple of days for our Year 8 students at PGL Liddington. pic.twitter.com/hiHmaOHgoW

18/04/24

Day 2 of PGL trip. A very clear and sunny morning. Year 8 students are very excited to go canoeing.Have fun everyone!#HASUlife pic.twitter.com/XfsCV5ahqs

17/04/24

Year 8 students arrived at PGL. And the weather looks very promising. 😀#HASUlife pic.twitter.com/rdIgW02WM6

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Attendance

Harris Academy Sutton regards attendance as a key factor in supporting students to maximise their potential. We believe that all students are only able to achieve their potential if they attend school punctually and avoid missing lessons.  We thus expect students to achieve 100% attendance and punctuality. Individual student records prove that this is achievable. Punctuality to school is crucial to create a calm and purposeful atmosphere and students who are persistently late often disrupt their own and others’ learning. We expect students to arrive on time for learning.

A student’s progress is severely hampered if he does not regularly attend school. To illustrate:

  • 90% attendance is an average of one day out of school per fortnight over a school year.
  • 90% attendance over 5 years at secondary school is half a school year missed.
  • 80% attendance over 5 years at secondary school is the same as one whole school year missed.

Harris Sutton’s: Attendance Definitions

98-100%

Expected

95-97%

Satisfactory

Below 95% but above 90%

A cause for concern

Below 90%

A serious cause for concern

It is clearly understood that there are exceptional circumstances when levels of attendance may fall below 98% or even 95% for reasons beyond the student and parents’ control. These are very rare exceptions rather than the rule.

Furthermore, we acknowledge the link between school attendance and safeguarding, and the need to monitor attendance carefully in order to address poor or irregular attendance without delay. We will do all we can to ensure that our students achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent full attendance are identified and acted upon promptly.

The Academy gates open at 8am. Our lessons begin at 8.30am, and we suggest students arrive at 8.15am latest to start lesson promptly at 8.25am. Students that arrive after 8.25am will receive a punctuality mark and a break & lunch time detention, unless a parent calls to explain an extenuating reason for the lateness.

Attendance 1

We expect that all students will:

  • Attend school regularly
  • Attend school punctually
  • Attend school appropriately prepared for the day

We expect that all parents/carers who have day to day responsibility for the children and young people will:

  • Encourage regular school attendance and be aware of their legal responsibilities;
  • Ensure that the child/children in their care arrive at school punctually, prepared for the school day;
  • Parents and carers are requested to notify the school of any absence for every day of their child’s absence and any further subsequent absence. 

Reporting Absence

Parents and carers are requested to notify the school of any absence for every day of their child’s absence. We ask that you fill in the absence reporting form linked below:

ABSENCE REPORTING FORM

Our school’s attendance officer will decide whether the absence is authorised or not. In the case of parents not notifying the school of any absence we will make contact to find out why your child is not in school.

 

If you wish to request a special leave of absence, for example to attend a funeral, you will need to fill in an absence request form below: 

APPLICATION FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE

This must be completed well in advance. The final decision whether to approve will be made by the Principal.

Harris Academy Sutton does not authorise any holidays taken during term time and this will be recorded as unauthorised.