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WEEK 6 - Friday 13 October 2023

Sport is a big part of my family life, and both of my children take part in a variety of different sports; swimming, karate, football, rugby and that's without the different extra curricula clubs they have signed up for. I, myself, play hockey on a weekend and I feel so much better both physically and mentally when I have played a game. Taking part in this type of activity help young people to become independent, build their self-esteem and help with their emotional well-being too. Sports clubs not only help in terms of increasing physical fitness but are also character-building, raise self-confidence and allow students to improve their leadership and time management. Below are the different extra curricula sports clubs available for Year 8 students. Please encourage your child to participate in the many clubs available, they can speak to their tutor for more details or just turn up. 


Attendance is a priority at Hessle Academy as we see the impact it can have on students both academically and socially and like you, we want the very best for our students. We need to work together to ensure your child gets the best from school and avoid any absences from school unless necessary. 

How does attendance affect outcomes for pupils/students?   

Being in school is important to your child’s achievement, wellbeing, and wider development. Evidence shows that the students with the highest attendance throughout their time in school gain the best GCSE and A Level results.  

Research has found that students who performed better both at the end of primary and secondary school missed fewer days than those who didn’t perform as well.   

The data also shows that in 2019, secondary school pupils/students who didn’t achieve grade 9 to 4 in English and maths missed on 10 more days on average over the key stage than those who achieved grade 9 to 5 in both English and maths. 

Thank you for your continued support and please do contact us with any questions or concerns; 

Miss Pinkney

Head of Year 8

Miss Briggs

Assistant Head of Year 8