A HASU parent is running a May Holiday Club with Jubilee-themed art and cooking at Harris Academy Sutton on Tuesday 31st May 9am - 4pm. Information and booking here:


Well done to the team of HASU staff who completed the Marsden March today, raising money for a worthy cause.


Last night the Year 7 and Year 10 Rounders Teams both won their games against Overton. Well done all! Here’s a photo of the Year 7 team.


Alice B in 7H2 has collected over 1000 bottle tops! Well done Alice. All donations welcome, big or small. We’re collecting until 24th June.


It’s House Art Week at HASU! Well done to all the students who joined our Big Draw at lunch today. It continues tomorrow at lunch and it would be great to see everyone get involved!


A pupil who is joining HASU in September plays for a local football team that has just won a Surrey Girls league title 🏆⚽️. They are currently recruiting Year 7 girls and are looking to expand the number of teams. Contact details are in the picture.


On Thursday 12th May, students in Year 9 and Year 10 will be having their second HPV injection. Parents do not need to complete a new consent form - the NHS will use the previous one.


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Our Summer Term begins on Saturday at - come and join the fun in !


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Our Harris Academy project has also been recognised by this week, winning both the RIBA London Award 2022 and RIBA London Sustainability Award 2022. is the UK’s first Trust certified secondary school. 🔗


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It’s been a week full of good news for sustainable design! Yesterday we saw two pioneering projects win awards - Bicester Eco Business Centre for the UK’s first zero carbon/Passivhaus Plus office and for the UK’s first Passivhaus secondary school 🎉


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: Duke of Edinburgh Practice Walk at Box Hill completed..well done Y10! A big thank you as well to members of staff who gave up their time to help out!


More photos from today’s DoE practice expedition


Our Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh participants are on their practice expedition today. Group 1 has reached the top of Box Hill!


Congratulations to Elvis C (Year 7) and Arqish P (Year 9) who were awarded Best in School for their fantastic entries into the MEM maths challenge.


Our Year 9 Harris Experience students enjoyed a trip to Christie’s today.


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💫We are pleased to announce that Sutton has been shortlisted for two Awards!💫 📍'Net Zero Place of the Year' 📢'Real Estate Project of the Year' for The winners will be announced in May. You can read more about these prestigious awards below 👇


We look forward to welcoming students back to school tomorrow. Gates open at 8am and students must arrive by 8.25am. There are no enrichment clubs after school this week. Key dates for the first half of the summer term were published in our Spring 2 newsletter.


Interested in playing cricket this summer? Cheam CC have an open morning on 17th April.


Our Spring 2 newsletter was published today. It’s packed full of photos, news, achievements and student reviews.


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Thank you so much for this. It makes us really proud that Billy is your first pupil with Down syndrome, he loves

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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





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:


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: 


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. 


Students and staff should not attend the school site if they are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus. For a full list of symptoms, see the NHS website.

Students and staff should also not attend the school site if they are self-isolating.

If a child is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms, please can parents/carers contact us as early as possible via the usual channels. This will allow us to take appropriate next steps if necessary, in line with the government’s test and trace programme.