We value great attendance here at Ark Bentworth. We know the impact that being in school, on time, every single day can have on our pupils. Our attendance aim for every student at Ark Bentworth is to be over 96% by the end of the year.

Term time absences can only be granted in exceptional circumstances. To request a term time absence, please complete the form below and email to 

Leave of Absence Request (electronic).docx


Parent Coffee Mornings

All parents and carers are invited to join members of the Senior Leadership Team at our regular parent coffee mornings. These events are advertised in our school newsletters here and will have a specific focus. Previous events have included a focus on behaviour, e-safety, relationships and sex education, gaming, fundraising and also have included guest speakers. These events provide parents with an opportunity to ask questions, raise any concerns and to discuss ideas for ways forward in improving all aspects of their children's education at Ark Bentworth Primary Academy.


Showcase Week

Each term parents will be invited to attend Showcase Week. It is an opportunity for you to find out what your child has been learning during the term, look at their work and celebrate their learning.


Parent Consultations

During the year, there are two formal opportunities to discuss your child’s progress and to consider how we can work together to support their learning in the autumn and spring term. These parent consultations take place during the evenings after school. Dates for these consultations are published in the school newsletter here. A third opportunity in the summer term is available on request following receipt of your child's final written report.

In addition, parents/carers are always welcome to have informal meetings with their child’s teacher, at a mutually convenient time, or to arrange a more formal meeting if needed.


Written Reports

Progress reports are sent out follwing each assessment window. Your child's teacher can answer any questions you have about your child's progress and will help you with ideas how to support your child's learnnig at home.

Each child receives a written report at the end of the Summer term. These reports will outline the progress that your child has made, together with individual targets for further improvement.



Ark Bentworth Primary Academy works with Place2Be, a children's mental health charity that helps pupils explore their emotions and feel better about themselves.

Children can go to the Place2Be room in school to express themselves by making art, playing or talking.

Why is Place2Be useful?

Sometimes children can feel particularly sad, confused, scared or angry.

Maybe something difficult happened at home, like losing a family member or parents separating. Or perhaps they're struggling with something at school, like bullying.

This can make them behave differently, lose confidence in themselves or find it difficult to concentrate in class.

Place2Be is there to help children find ways to cope, so their worries don't get in the way of their friendships, their learning or how they feel about themselves.

What does Place2Be do?

Place2Be's professionals work with children one-to-one or in small groups, giving regualr support for pupils who need it.

Children can also book a short appointment to talk about any problems or worries they have - this is called Place2Talk.

How does Place2Be work with adults?

Place2Be provides support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Get in touch with the Place2Be staff member below to find out more.

Place2Be always gets agreement from parents or carers before they support a child through one-to-one counselling. They also meet with parents or carers regularly to keep them updated and make sure they are involved from the start.

Any questions?

Ms Qing Xia is our Mental Health Practitioner for Place2Be.

She works in school every Tuesday and Wednesday. You can either arrange to meet her at the school or get in touch by calling the school on +44(0)208 743 2527.

If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit