Punctuality - Being on Time Matters Too!
School begins at 8.40am.
If your child arrives after 8.45am they must go to the school office to register.
ALL late children must be accompanied by a responsible adult to the school office and the register will be marked accordingly. We understand that the school mornings can be hectic, but when your child is late for school they are missing out on vital parts of their education. If your child arrives 30 minutes after the register has been taken, they will have an "unauthorised" late mark - this is the same as an "unauthorised absence".
We will be recording late arrivals and parents will be asked to come in and discuss this if their child is persistently late for school.
If your child is late it can lead to missed learning, an unsettled day and disrupts the learning of all the other children too.
Being late to school can have a considerable impact over the whole school year. The table below shows you just how much time can be missed over a year just by being 5 minutes late to school every day:
|5 minutes late every day = 3 days of school lost a year|
|10 minutes late every day = 6.5 days of school lost a year|
|15 minutes late every day = 10 days of school lost a year|
|20 minutes late every day = 13 days of school lost a year|
|30 minutes late every day = 19 days of school lost a year|
We know that there are many parents and children who work hard to ensure that their children do come to school on time and always call to let us know if their child is ill.
If your child is absent from school, please ensure you have called the school office by 8.55am. Any children who are absent from school where the school has not been informed, will be contacted by telephone before 9.15am.
Thank-you for your support in helping to raise our school attendance. Children only have one chance in school and every second counts.
If you would like any support or advice on attendance then please contact the school and we will do our best to support or signpost you to someone who can help