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At Denefield School we believe that attendance and attainment are strongly linked. We want all of our students to attend school regularly and on time so that they can become resilient and confident learners who are able to achieve their potential and make a positive contribution to society.
In addition to the close monitoring of attendance, the rigorous focus on students’ punctuality continues to result in significant improvements.
Unfortunately, a minority of students arrive late to school without a good reason. It is important that all parents/carers are aware of the direct implications late arrival has on learning and a student’s attendance percentage.
Students who arrive late, between 8.28am and 8.45am, will receive a same-day detention of 30 minutes. Parents and carers are notified via Satchel:one and email. If a student arrives later than 8.45am they will receive a same-day 60 minute detention. Any student who arrives after 9am is marked on the register as a “U”. This counts as an unauthorised absence for the morning session as registers have closed, therefore impacting on their overall percentage attendance for the academic year as well as their studies. Parents and carers should inform the school if there are exceptional circumstances that caused their child’s late arrival.
Equally, students are expected to arrive to lessons on time. Students who are late to three or more lessons in a week will sit an hour’s detention after school on a Friday. Where there is a persistent problem with getting to lessons on time, further consequences will be put in place.