Why being on time for school is important

  • Schools start the day with core learning e.g. phonics and literacy.
  • Being on time (being punctual) means children won’t miss out and fall behind with their learning.
  • Being on time provides opportunity for children to meet friends and to develop new relationships.
  • Being punctual creates good habits for current & future learning (e.g. college and university) and employment.
Tips to avoid being late (hyperlinks provide information on sleep, screen time and nutrition)
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). This is an unauthorised absent mark as the child was not present at the time of registers being taken.

NB: legal action can be taken against parents and carers regarding unauthorised absence in the form of a Penalty Notice fine or by Prosecution.