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Punctuality at Warmsworth Primary School

The below information is adapted from the Local Authority website and amended in line with our school policy, to view the original webpage please click this link

Punctuality at  Warmsworth Primary School

There is a clear link between attendance and attainment. The more time a pupil spends in school the more likely they are to improve their opportunity to fulfil their full potential.

School legally has to take a register of all pupils first thing in the morning and sometime during the afternoon. Morning registration at our school takes place between 8:50am and 8:59am for children in Foundation Stage Two (Reception) to Year 6. Morning registration for Foundation Stage One (Nursery) takes place between 8:45am and 8:55am. 

If a pupil arrives late to school, but whilst the register is still open (between 9:00am and 9:15am), they are marked as late (L on the attendance register).

If a pupil arrives at school after the register is closed (after 9.15am) this may be classed as an unauthorised absence (U on the attendance register) and may lead to prosecution for not ensuring your child has regular school attendance. 

Being punctual for school means making sure your child is at school and ready to learn before the 9am bell rings. There are many ways to ensure your child is on time for school, from making sure their school bags are packed the night before to making sure they get up with plenty of time to eat and get ready. Lost minutes mean lost learning. Did you know that being late 15 minutes every day is the same as missing 2 whole weeks of school over a full academic year? A few minutes here and there adds up and every minute counts. 

Children who were regularly late to school said:-

“I feel embarrassed, everyone looks at me.”
“I don’t know what to do, everyone’s started work.”
“I miss my friends and they miss me.”
“I don’t want my parents to get into trouble.”

Being late doesn’t only affect your child, it disrupts other children in the class, as well as the learning taking place in the lessons.

However, if you do think you are going to be late, please do not keep your child off school for the rest of the day. Being late and in school is better than being absent and missing out.

Warmsworth Primary School
An outstanding,
inclusive mainstream school setting
for 3-11 year olds.
Mill Lane,
South Yorkshire
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