Understanding How Lateness Affects Your Learning Time

18th December 2018

Persistent Lateness has a significant impact on your child’s learning. Good attendance is essential for learning and for the development of self-discipline and positive work habits. If your child repeatedly arrives late for school, we will write to you, asking you to meet with us to discuss the reason for this; your attendance at these meetings is vital.

Our registers close at 9:05 in the morning and 1:20 in the afternoon. If your child arrives late you will need to personally sign them in as late on the InVentry console in reception. Please note that this may take longer during busy periods of the day – don’t worry though, your child will not be required to wait with you, they can go to their class straight away. It is vital that you sign your child in; if you do not sign your child in, we will not know your child is on site which is a safeguarding / health and safety risk.  You will be contacted for an explanation as to why your child is not in school; this is something we wish to avoid.

If your child arrives at school after 9.05am (after registers have closed) then they will be marked in the register as late, in line with Government guidelines. Arriving late after registers are closed on 10 separate occasions may result in a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued.