Don’t be late!

Why being on time for school is important:

  • Schools and education providers start the day with core learning.
  • Being punctual ensures children don’t miss learning.
  • Provides opportunity to meet friends, other families and to develop new relationships.
  • Being punctual creates good habits for future learning and employment.
Legal implications of being late to school

If your child is late after registration has closed they are likely to get an unauthorised mark for this session (code U). If this persists legal action could be taken by Penalty Notice fine or Prosecution (see Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996).

Tips to avoid being late (hyperlinks provide information on sleep, screen time and nutrition)

Create your own ‘Punctuality Improvement Plan’:


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