Punctuality is an important life skill and one which children need to learn and have modelled to them.
Children who are late are disrupting not only their own education but also that of others.
Our school gates are open from 08:45 – 09:00. It is expected that all children arrive during this drop off period and are in school for registration by 09:00.
Fifteen minutes after the close of registration a late mark becomes an unauthorised absence. The register will officially close at 9.15am after this time a child will be coded "U" which statistically counts as an unauthorised absence.
Where persistent lateness gives cause for concern further action may be taken. In the first instance this will involve a discussion with the parent or carer followed by a letter home if the situation does not improve.