Punctuality and Attendance:
Punctuality is an important life skill. It is also polite.
- 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.