Punctuality and Lates


We believe that ‘Every Minute Counts!  When a child arrives late at school, they miss teacher instructions and lesson time; and their learning begins to suffer.  Children also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late.  The table below shows how frequent lateness can add up to a considerable amount of learning being lost.  This can seriously disadvantage children and disrupt the learning of others.  Please help your children to be punctual.

The school gates open at 8:30am and close at 8:50am so that all pupils can be registered and we can maximise learning time. These morning sessions are so important as it is when pupils study reading and phonics. It is imperative that all pupils arrive at school on time so that learning opportunities are not lost!


Minutes Late 

Learning days lost per year

5 minutes

3 days

10 minutes

6.5 days

15 minutes

10 days

20 minutes

13 days

30 minutes

19 days