The school places high levels of importance on students attending school, we are also proud that current levels of attendance are high.
Staff review levels of attendance regularly and will contact parents should there be any concerns.
We will aim to work with parents and students, to provide support where appropriate.
Read the Improving School Attendance document from the Department for Education
Being punctual is an important life skill, linked to our STRIPE behaviour of being a Self-manager.
In guidance, issued by the Government, schools are required to code lateness to school in two ways. An “L” code is used for lateness until registration closes (this is usually about fifteen minutes after school has started) or a “U” code for lateness after registration has closed. A “U” code is classed as an unauthorised absence and therefore could lead to the Local Authority issuing penalties or prosecution. Schools are obliged to keep a late log, where explanations are recorded for the reasons why a student is late.
Therefore, we ask that every effort is made to ensure that all students arrive at school punctually. The school gates are open from 08:15. Should there be any issue with lateness which you wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact the school directly.
It is important to us that every student arrives to school on time and is ready and prepared to engage in their learning. That learning takes place as soon as the student enters the school building.
To help qualify the potential loss of learning time due to being late:
Do not let your child miss out – help them to reach their full potential – get them to school on time!