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18/11/18

You can pop in when you are available. There will be subject stalls for you to speak with subject teachers.

15/11/18

Our Y11 students enjoyed their A Level taster sessions during the P16 Open Evening for internal students this afternoon. Our external P16 Open Evening will take place for all students on November 22nd between 5.00 and 7.50pm at Harris Academy Beckenham. https://t.co/Qab7GeNZxP

14/11/18

All welcome to attend and support our talented rugby teams in the Beckenham 5th Annual Rugby Floodlit Tournament on Friday 30th November 2018 from 6.00 to 11pm. BBQ, mulled wine and a raffle all on offer along side some great rugby matches! https://t.co/S4NmZwTShm

13/11/18

We are very proud of Isaac who represented GB in a Korfball tournament this weekend. Isaac helped his team to finish 2nd place - a fantastic achievement - congratulations! https://t.co/dGyeMVkTIa

12/11/18

HABE prepares to remember... Students designed poppies, reflecting their thoughts, to make our display paying tribute to our service men and women. https://t.co/qb17yQQ9QU

11/11/18

Students representing the Academy in Beckenham for the remembrance parade today. https://t.co/2ohtwTbvwX

09/11/18

Great work by staff and students throughout the night!! Keep up the hard work, well done everyone involved!! https://t.co/eRZJUCqZlI

20/10/18

A successful first student commission meeting of the year yesterday! Lots of ideas and projects to work on across the Academy. https://t.co/xAwFuGFxBT

19/10/18

Spooky Halloween cakes for our wonderful staff to thank them for all their hard work this half term, baked by our extremely talented catering team! https://t.co/RUnkbMOS1m

18/10/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Huge CONGRATULATIONS! https://t.co/KoMwJFKafM

18/10/18

BEST CO-EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL IN BROMLEY - 2018 We are delighted to announce we are now the best performing co-educational school in the borough. For full details please see link below: https://t.co/lcucaYaTwJ

18/10/18

Our first student commission meeting of the year tomorrow! 30 successful applicants will be discussing the learning experience of students at our Academy! https://t.co/ZZBLAMTbeI

15/10/18

Our talented music students led by Ms Asio entertaining students and celebrating Black History Month. https://t.co/FIdy3PCOiO

12/10/18

We are about to kick off the first of our very popular open mornings! https://t.co/k6FmWhmdoH

12/10/18

Wow! A record breaking 3,822 visitors last night! Thank you to all our amazing staff and students who showcased our academy with such enthusiasm! https://t.co/19QDhj596T

11/10/18

Wonderful! https://t.co/TU7WnSjkBi

11/10/18

Our guests had the opportunity to create a poem in our English department! https://t.co/mM9Filq8WE

11/10/18

What will you discover in Science? https://t.co/sQL04DrT71

11/10/18

Each brick represents where a grandparent originated from - fascinating geographical facts! https://t.co/5PtpfGXkkS

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Attendance & Punctuality

The timings of the Academy day

Registration is in the morning at 8.30 am which is preceded by a warning bell at 8.25 am. We expect all students to arrive at the Academy by 8:25 am and to be at their tutor bases by 8.30 am.

Students must additionally ensure that they are punctual to all lessons as poor punctuality to lessons can result in a truancy sanction. 

Please click here to view the timings of each Academy Day

Excellent attendance is important because...

We want all students to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Academy. Evidence shows that there is a direct link between poor attendance and underachievement. Students not in school are more at risk of failing to achieve. In addition, they run a greater risk of getting involved in crime or becoming victims of crime.
 
The law requires that parents/carers are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school and are on time. This guide will explain clearly what our expectations are regarding attendance and punctuality and how we will deal with any problems or issues to do with your son or daughter in this area. 

Attendance and Punctuality

We expect your child to be in the Academy every day on time unless:

  • He/She is too ill to attend;
  • He/She has a medical appointment that can only be made in Academy hours;
  • Other extreme circumstances where permission has been agreed by the Principal.

Unauthorised Absence

This is where your child has been absent and the absence has not been explained, or we do not consider the reason for the absence to be acceptable.

Truancy

This occurs when your child misses school without authorisation or registers for school but does not then attend lessons. We will not accept truancy and we will inform you of any suspected truancy. We will place your child in a Coordinators detention for a single incident of truancy or deliberate lateness to lessons, giving you 24 hours of notice in writing.

Leave of absence in Term Time

We do not authorise holidays during term time, ever. If you require your son/daughter to be absent from the Academy for extreme circumstances you will need to request a leave of absence application form from the Student Information Centre.
 
The Principal will consider these requests on an individual basis taking into account the student’s attendance record and the circumstances surrounding the request.

What will we do to monitor attendance and punctuality?

  • We will contact you on the first day of absence, at home or work, if you have not previously informed us of the reason why your child is absent;
  • Send you an absence letter if we have not been able to contact you after 3 days;
  • Send you attendance and punctuality statistics each half term as part of our progress reports;
  • Contact you and arrange a meeting to discuss any concerns we have over attendance and persistent issues with punctuality.

Fixed Penalty Notices

  • Any student late to the Academy, arriving after 9.00 am, 5 or more times, in any one half term, will mean that a fixed penalty notice will be issued. A warning letter will be sent after the 3rd occasion;
  • Any parent who takes their child on a leave of absence without Academy authorisation will be sent a fixed penalty notice upon the child’s return;
  • Any student with less than 90% attendance with any unauthorised absence will be sent a warning letter and if no improvement is made then a fixed penalty notice will be issued.

Guidance for parents/carers

  • Reinforce our expectations regarding full attendance and excellent punctuality with your child;
  • Support Academy staff when we take action over punctuality or truancy, for example, issuing detentions;
  • Let us know of any change in contact details immediately;
  • Contact the Academy to inform us about any absence, the same day if possible;
  • Ensure that your child completes any work that has been sent home or that he catches up with any work that he has missed.

Contacting the Academy

Please contact us as soon as possible to inform us of any absence the same day.

To report any absence, inform us of any future absence or advise us of changes to contact details, please contact the Academy and ask to speak to the Student Information Centre on 020 8662 6644 who will take the necessary details.

Any other issues or concerns should be made to your child’s form tutor who will who deal with these in the first instance.