It is hugely important that children attend school every day and that they always arrive on time.
Whilst we recognise that some absences are necessary, please be aware that prolonged or regular time off school can have a detrimental effect on your child’s education and wellbeing. If we become concerned about your child’s attendance, a member of the Senior Leadership Team may get in touch to discuss the matter further.
The school day starts at 9:00am; by this time, children should be sitting at their desks or in their carpet spaces, ready to start the day. For this reason, children should arrive 5 to 10 minutes before this time in order to hang-up coats and put their packed lunches away.
Arriving late to school can be disorientating and embarrassing for children. They can miss important information about the day ahead and, if they are more than 5 minutes late, will very likely miss key learning points too. Getting your child into school on time also teaches them good habits around time management and self-organisation.
If you are experiencing specific difficulties in trying to get your child into school, then please get in touch by e-mailing or calling the school office. We may be able to offer additional support or advice.