It is important for pupils to arrive at school on time so they can fully participate in all the school has to offer. The school gates close at 8:35 am to ensure that pupils have time to get to their first lesson on time.
If a pupil is late, it causes a lot of disruption to school in regards to the taking of registers and the interruption to learning by a pupil arriving late to a lesson. Parents are informed of their child’s lateness by text on the same day. If you received this notification, you do not have to contact the school unless you wish to discuss your child’s lateness. Due to the current lockdown, late arrivals of pupils attending school is only registered on their attendance.
Due to the current situation, the procedures for dealing with pupils who are late to school have been changed. When a pupil is late twice in one week, they will be issued with a 30-minute detention, which usually takes place the following week. Detentions take place on the following days, directly after school:
- Year 7 – Mondays
- Year 8 – Tuesdays
- Year 9 & Year 11 – Wednesdays
- Year 10 – Thursdays
Social distancing rules are followed within the detention rooms.
Parents will be informed of this detention by text message or email. If the pupil fails to attend this detention, they will be asked to attend a detention the following week. If they fail to attend the second detention, they will be issued with a 60-minute detention, which usually takes place on a Thursday after school. Parents will be informed of this detention by text message.
When a pupil is persistently late for school, the pupil’s Head of Year will contact parents to arrange a meeting to discuss and resolve the situation. However, if the situation continues, then parent and child will be asked to attend a meeting with the school’s governing board.