It is important that children arrive in school on time everyday for a number of reasons.
It is the legal responsibility of parent/carers to ensure that children attend their registered school on time each day.
If a child is late they miss important information about the days activities.
A child that is late will miss school work.
Children that arrive in good time for registration are able to talk to their friends before school and settle into the school day with them.
A child who is arriving late to school may feel sad, embarrassed or unsettled.
A child that is late disrupts staff and other children.
The table below shows how lateness can add up over the school year:
Lateness = lost learning!
Our school gates open at 8.30am for a 8.45am start (KS2) and 8.35am for a 8.50am start (KS1).
Top Tips for being on Time
establish good bedtime routines so your child has enough sleep, and doesn't struggle to get out of bed in the morning
invest in a good alarm clock - and engage your child with setting it each evening!
establish good morning routines
make sure they have breakfast (or come to our breakfast club at school)
prepare lunches and snacks the night before
put out uniform the night before
pack school bags the night before - you don't want to be searching for musical instruments, books/book bags or PE kit in the morning!
leave bag and shoes near the front door
get into the habit of completing home learning in the evening instead of trying to complete at the breakfast table
keep keys in the same place so they are easy to find
build in a 'time cushion', leaving home in plenty of time in case of delays in the journey.
If you have any particular challenges or difficulties in arriving on time for school, please talk to your child's class teacher, Ms Holliday (DHT, Attendance Lead), or Mrs Joshi (Admissions and Attendance Officer) for further guidance or advice.