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Thank you to the many parents who ensure that their children attend regularly and arrive in time. The following information does not affect most families but it is important for you to be aware that it is happening.

Late Arrival at School

To reduce lateness there will be random on-site checks for children/parents arriving to school after 8.45am. When your child arrives late at school, he/she misses the teacher’s instructions and the induction to the lesson. Your child may also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late.

Minutes late per day during the school year Equals days worth of teaching lost in a year
5 Minutes 3.2 Days
10 Minutes 6.3 Days
15 Minutes 9.5 Days
20 Minutes 12.7 Days
30 Minutes 20.7 Days

End of Day Lateness

We know that emergencies happen which mean that a parent/carer may occasionally arrive late to collect their child/children at the end of the day. Please try to let the office know as soon as possible by telephone if this is going to be the case.

Term Time Absence

Penalty notices have been issued to some parent/carers taking unauthorised leave during term time. A reminder that where term time absence is unavoidable it is necessary for parents to provide proof of the reason for this. Please ask at the office if you are unclear or request to see Mrs Stanley.