Cliffedale Primary School regards punctuality as of the upmost importance and lateness will not be tolerated. Pupils should be in their classroom at the start of the school day at 8:55 am when the school gates are closed, so they are ready to start the first lesson at 9am. After 8:55, children will need to enter school via the school office as the other gates will be locked. Any child that arrives between 8:55 and 9:05 will be marked with the code ‘L’ which denotes a late arrival. Children arriving at school between 09:05 and 09:25 will be marked as late and given the code ‘U’ which denotes unauthorised absence.
In the event that a child fails to attend punctually on 10 or more occasions, a letter will be sent to parents/carers requesting that they attend a meeting in school to discuss the matter further and to offer support as necessary. Failure to improve punctuality could lead to further action being taken.
It is extremely important that children arrive at school on time to avoid missing any of their learning time. Even just a couple of minutes late everyday negatively impacts not only on your child but the class as a whole.