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19/09/19

We would like to thank each and every one of our visitors who attended our Open Evening last night. Our staff certainly enjoyed the fantastic atmosphere felt around the Academy and we look forward to meeting our new Y7 students next year!

18/09/19

Sporting challenges! Sporting life at HABE is always a challenge to enjoy and embrace. https://t.co/aBD6m6r07R

18/09/19

Anyone for pizza? Freshly made by our HABE chefs and piping hot - yum!#HABEopenevening2019 https://t.co/gKQEcx1xMZ

18/09/19

Spectacular Science! Experiments galore, wonders to see and universes to discover! https://t.co/RNFrdocZa5

18/09/19

History at HABE! Yes we really are identifying poos from the past! Based on historical data and diets! https://t.co/0Hpk8dGwNE

18/09/19

We are rocking Geography! Literally! https://t.co/Qr3PaNk8A8

18/09/19

Instant success in our ICT suite. Who can resist a computer game or sound activated flashing neon lights to play with? #IloveICT https://t.co/lNZEdS2KST

18/09/19

Can you beat the clock solving our mathematical puzzles? #maths https://t.co/isA6Y1Kwia

18/09/19

Come and visit our very popular Cafe MFL to sample our international cuisine on offer! Are you able to place your order in the correct language? https://t.co/TcoRylVTjm

18/09/19

Another full Principal’s speech! https://t.co/Ausse38wAD

18/09/19

How good are you at Scrabble or perhaps you can have fun with giant word search? https://t.co/XNPSfEJ8Ki

18/09/19

Our first Principal's speech is very well received. Further Principal speeches being held throughout the evening. https://t.co/U3I2YQwXZ7

18/09/19

We are prepared and very excited to meet all our prospective students very shortly! https://t.co/lGchDHjond

17/09/19

We are looking forward to warmly welcoming all Y6 students to our Open Evening tomorrow. Come and explore and experience all our exciting subjects and opportunities on offer. The Principal's speech and Academy tours will be available throughout the evening. https://t.co/lATqERuaaC

12/09/19

Students enjoying our Enrichment Fair 2019 - offering a plethora of opportunities to enjoy and a chance learn new skills from our range of our exciting enrichment opportunities on offer this term! Our enrichment timetable starts Monday 16th September. https://t.co/gnB59mCcUc

10/09/19

We are looking forward to the launch of our enrichment programme on Monday 16th September. All students will attend the enrichment fair for an opportunity to sign up and meet the teachers running these exciting opportunities. https://t.co/YsCtEw75lZ

28/08/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Looking forward to meeting our new year 7 sportsmen and women tomorrow at the sports taster day! Arrive from 10:45am

22/08/19

Grade 9 Scientists celebrating their wonderful achievement! https://t.co/KiXtUag7QA

22/08/19

GCSE success at Harris Academy Beckenham: Student and staff at Harris Academy Beckenham are celebrating today after achieving fantastic GCSE results. https://t.co/JUzealos8l https://t.co/8qiDpyMsrJ

21/08/19

***GCSE Results Collection 2019*** Thursday 22nd August 2019; students will be able to collect their results from 10am to 12pm. https://t.co/fyQWrtDRaG

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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.