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Punctuality is a high priority with the Leadership Team at Ravenstone. Alongside all staff, the Board of Governors and the Local Authority we believe it is essential that children attend school punctually if they are to achieve their potential. Lateness not only adversely affects a child's attainment but also their personal and social skills and makes it difficult for them to settle for the day.

We will do all we can to encourage parents/ carers to ensure that the children in their care learn that punctuality is a valuable life skill. Please refer to the 'Everyday Lateness Counts' poster.



  • The school day begins at 8.45am and ends at 3.15 pm.
  • A member of the Leadership Team is in the playground each morning and afternoon recording the names, reasons for being late and times of children who are brought in or collected late.
  • In the morning names begin to be recorded when  all classes are in school, children are then deemed late. They must register with the member of staff on late duty or the office if the member of staff is no longer in the playground.
  • In the afternoon children are taken to the steps outside the front office at 3.20pm and names are recorded and the time of collection.
  • Lateness is monitored on a weekly basis by the Leadership Team and letters are sent out when a pattern is seen.
  • The Education Welfare Officer will monitor punctuality as part of their safeguarding remit. Parents of a child whose punctuality is of concern are invited into a meeting to see where the school can offer support.
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