Parents

Welcome to the Parents Page which we hope will contain all the information you need to know about the academy.  If you would like us to include any other information, please don't hesitate to let us know.  If you would like hard copies of any of the information about the academy, please contact Mrs S Wheeler, Executive Assistant to the Principal.  

DFE Autumn Census 

Click here to access the link to complete the Autumn Census data form. 

Attendance/Reporting an Absence

If your child is unwell and unable to attend the academy, parents must phone the academy as early as possible on each day of absence (01702 202571, option 1) or they may email Mrs Osborne, Attendance Improvement Officer at kosborne@greenswardacademy.org.  Please clearly state your child's name and form, dates of absence and the reason for the absence.  On their return, parents must put this information in writing to their child's Form Tutor.  In the case of extended periods of absence for illness, we may request evidence of medical appointments.

If your child has an appointment during school hours, then parents must provide him/her with a letter containing all the relevant information or they may inform the academy via emailing the Attendance Improvement Officer (kosborne@greenswardacademy).  Students must report to Student Reception to sign back in.  For everyone's safety the academy must be able to find a student at any time during the day and this is why we must have a written record of whether a child is in or out of the academy. 

The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 has been amended as from September 2013.  Parents no long have the right to apply for up to ten days holiday during term time.  Head teachers are no longer permitted to grant leave of absence during term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances.  

The government’s guidance on attendance and absence is being changed so as to deem anyone with less than 90% attendance a ‘persistent absentee’ and therefore under the remit of the Local Authority’s Education Welfare Service. Fixed penalty notices will also be issued for holidays taken in term time even if there are no other absences in the school year.  Greater scrutiny will also be given to students who are absent for a period of time, particularly either side of term breaks or when other schools are on holiday.  

An application form to request leave of absence during term time can be downloaded here.  

Uniform

All items of Greensward Academy uniform are available to purchase at Danielle's in Hockley and Rochford.

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Free School Meals
You can register your child for free school meals if you receive any of these benefits: 
  • Income support
  • Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit 
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit "run-on" - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Claiming is easy - simply contact Mrs D Toomey (dtoomey@greenswardacademy.org) and complete the application form she will send you. By registering for free school meals your child may be entitled to a Pupil Premium Grant which schools can allocate on an individual basis to support your child's progress and can be worth up to £600.  

Guidance, Contact Details and Student Welfare
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