Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy is committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all its pupils and recognises that this can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent school attendance for all. There is clear evidence of a link between attendance at school and high levels of attainment. Only by attending school every day the school is available and punctually will children and young people be able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them.
We need your support in ensuring that holidays are not taken in school time so that your child has the very best opportunity to succeed.
Our attendance figure for 2016/17 was 96.1%. Our target for 2017/18 is 96.4%. Monthly attendance can be seen on our monthly newsletter and displayed in our foyer. Individual attendance figures are given out termly to every parent. If required we deploy the Educational Welfare Officer to further investigate reasons for absence and ask for medical evidence.
We ask that your child arrives by 8.50am to start learning promptly.
Each term we are required to submit attendance data for our school to the Lead Attendance Officer from Suffolk County Council. Any child whose attendance is considered too low or who are persistently absent over a number of weeks are identified and monitored by this service and our school.