Being late for school makes it hard for your child to learn. If they are 30 minutes late each day it means they are missing a half day of school every week. If your child is late by 10 minutes a day he or she will miss the equivalent of one week of learning time in a year.
It is important that children are in school everyday on time as all lessons start at 9am. Children in Key Stage 1 start with phonics which helps children with their reading. Children in Key Stage 2 start working on their basic skills in reading, writing, spelling and maths both written and mental. If children arrive after 9am they miss out on these important skills.
Parents/guardians must ensure that their children arrive on time for school. Punctuality will be monitored by the learning mentors. Arrival in school after 9.30 a.m. will be marked as an unauthorised absence.