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2. Punctuality - Click here to see the benefits of your child arriving on time each day and ways you can help.

Why is it important to be on time every day?


  • Every moment a child is late = missed learning.
  • Children that are on time start the day settled, relaxed and ready to learn. Children that arrive late are often stressed and embarrassed and take a while to settle into their day.
  • Late arrivals cause disruption within the class which has an effect on everyone.


Minutes late per day

Number of days over a year

5 minutes

3.4 days

10 minutes

6.9 days

15 minutes

10.3 days

20 minutes

13.8 days

30 minutes

20.7 days

To help make mornings run smoothly and ensure punctuality:


  1. Be positive about going to school.
  2. It is a good idea to prep and lay out uniform, shoes, lunches and water bottles the night before.
  3. Have a list your children can see, of tasks they need to complete in a morning such as get dressed, shoes on, water bottle filled, teeth brushed etc so they know what they need to do to be ready to leave on time.
  4. Set an alarm in your phone or on Alexa when there are 10 minutes left to leave the house so your children have a reminder that it is almost time to go.
  5. Turn off TV and screens during breakfast and get ready time.
  6. Whether you drive your children to school or walk with them make sure that you leave the house in good time to arrive for 8.40am
  7. If your child walks to school alone, ensure they are out of the house in good time to get themselves to school.
We are looking forward to showing families round our school, ready for the September 2024 Reception intake. You can book a visit by contacting the school office on 0115 9553440.