The Head of School monitors lateness of pupils as being punctual for school is crucial. Lateness into school causes disruption to that individual's learning and to that of the other pupils in the class. It is paramount therefore that all pupils arrive at school on time.
The drop off system commences at 8.35am for all year groups and close at 8.55am so there is a window of 20 minutes where the children can come into school.
School attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age and it is a priority to ensure that as many children as possible regularly attend school. The registers are completed as the children come into class and close 5 minutes after the gates are closed.
The school day starts after the gates close at 8.55am for all year groups. Pupils who arrive after these times will be recorded as late to school (L code). The Registers close at 9.20 am and after this, lateness is recorded as an unauthorised absence (U code).
The afternoon session begins at 1pm. Pupils who arrive after this will be recorded as late to school (L code) Registers close at 1.15pm, After this, lateness is recorded as an unauthorised absence (U code).