Being on time is vital. Arriving late at school is very disruptive for your child, the teacher and the other children in the class.
- Attending school every day = 100% attendance
- Attending 4 ½ days a week = 90% attendance = 19 days or 4 weeks missed per year
- Attending 4 days a week = 80% attendance = 38 days missed which is more than half a term missed per year or 2 full years missed over the course of a child’s school career.
- Attending 3 ½ days each week = 70% attendance = 57 days missed which is more than a quarter of the school year missed
- Average attendance of 80% or less across a child’s school career means a child misses up to 2 whole years from school.
Being late for school reduces learning time.
If a child is 5 minutes late every day, they will miss three days of learning each year.
If a child is 15 minutes late every day, they will miss 2 weeks of learning each year.
Please see our attendance leaflet for more information.