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Be in line at ten to nine


At St Richard’s we monitor punctuality very closely in order to reduce the number of children who are arriving late for school.  Poor punctuality is not acceptable. If your child misses the start of the day they can miss work and miss getting vital information and news for the day from their Teacher during registration. Late arriving pupils also disrupt lessons, which can be embarrassing for the child and can in turn, encourage absence.  Being 10 minutes late every day throughout the academic year is the same as missing two weeks of school.


We have been looking at children’s routines in the morning and have been encouraging all children to be in their line at ten to nine.  This is vitally important from a safeguarding point of view as we have all the children coming into school with their teacher.


How we manage lateness:


We line up outside at 8.50am and wait for the class teacher.


The school day starts at 8.55am and we expect your child to be in class at that time.


Registers are marked at 8.55am and your child will receive a late mark if they are not in by the time the teacher has finished taking the register and sent it back to the office.


At 9.30am the registers will be closed.  In accordance with the Regulations, if your child arrives after that time they will receive a mark that shows them to be on site, but this will not count as a present mark and it will mean they have an unauthorised absence. This may mean that you could face the possibility of a Penalty Notice if the problem persists.


Good Timekeeping Matters