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Punctuality procedures

Pupils arriving late


If your child is late, they are put at a disadvantage because lessons begin promptly in the mornings. It also puts an additional strain on the office staff and inconveniences the class teacher, who may have to stop teaching to help catch up late children.

Children arriving late will be signed in by one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads who will register the children and for younger children walk them to their class.


  • The attendance and welfare administrator will monitor the register of late children and may follow up with a phone call or a meeting to the parents to discuss the issues that are preventing the child from being at school on time.
  • We will no longer offer a full lunch menu, as this takes significant time to repeat the menu, wait for their choice and then log it with the kitchen. If a child has no lunch pre-ordered they will be provided with a jacket potato for lunch.
  • Parents who regularly send their children in late may be fined as outlined by the school’s attendance code.