Attendance and Punctuality
Good attendance at school is essential for a pupil’s education and establishes a positive working ethos early in life. Good attendance and punctuality at school is crucial if learning time is to be maximised.
The school aims to achieve good attendance and punctuality by operating a rigorous policy.
The school monitors attendance and lateness, and addresses any problems identified.
Parents have a responsibility to ensure that their children receive full time education. Regular attendance is essential if children are to progress with their learning.
It is the parent / carers legal responsibility to ensure their child/children attend school regularly unless they are ill. The school has a responsibility to do all it can to ensure that this happens.
Please let us know if you are having difficulties getting your child/children to school. We are able to offer support for families.
- Children must be in class by 8.50am each day. Registers will be taken as soon as possible after that time. Children will be marked late if they arrive at school after the registers have been taken. The school doors will be shut by 8.50am. Children who arrive after that time must come into the building via the main office, where they will be entered into the late book.
- Lateness will be closely monitored.
- If the arrival at school is after the registers have closed at 9.15am the pupil will receive a ‘U’. This equates to an absence although we are aware that the pupil is on the school premises in accordance with health and safety.
- If a pupil is late due to a medical appointment, they will receive an authorised absence coded ‘M’. Children should be returned to school as soon as the appointment is over. Please be advised that where possible doctors and dentists appointments are to be made outside of school hours or during school holidays.
Pupils who are consistently late are disrupting not only their own education but also that of the other pupils. Lateness is considered to be an equally serious absence.
“With God’s help we will work together to help each child fulfil their potential.”
“Parents and carers value the strong sense of community you encourage within the school’s
very diverse cultural and social mix where everyone is treated with kindness and respect.”
“Pupils’ behaviour is often exemplary.”
“The school embodies its Christian vision through the way it welcomes and supports pupils of all backgrounds and abilities, thus helping them to flourish.”
“My child never wants to miss school.”
“My child has been made very welcome.”