Learn more about being punctual for school


Making sure your child is on time for school.

Being punctual for school means making sure your child is at school and ready to learn before the 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 shouldn’t matter but every minute counts and that lost time all adds up.

Being late doesn’t only affect your child, it disrupts other children in the class as well as the teachers trying to teach a lesson. However, if you do think you are going to be late, please don’t keep your child off school for the rest of the day. Being late and in school is better than being absent and missing out.

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.”

For more information – see below

Learn about School Attendance

Find out how you can help your child achieve a good attendance

Good Attendance Poster

Printable poster to help teach children the importance of a good attendance

School Attendance Matters

Learn about your responisbilities and legal requirements on attendace

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