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Grange Community Primary SchoolFelixstowe

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Why Should I Arrive for School On Time?

Why should I arrive for school on time?

It is important that children arrive in school on time everyday for a number of reasons.

  • It is the legal responsibility of parent/carers to ensure that children attend their registered school on time each day.
  • If a child is late they miss important information about the day's activities.
  • A child that is late will miss school work.
  • Children that arrive in good time for registration are able to talk to their friends before school and settle into the school day with them.
  • A child that is late disrupts staff and other children.


The table below shows how lateness can add up over the school year:

Lateness = lost learning!


5 minutes late each day

3 days lost!

10 minutes late each day

6.5 days lost!

15 minutes late each day

10 days lost!

20 minutes late each day

13 days lost!

30 minutes late each day

19 days lost!

  • days are school days and calculated over a school year


Our school day starts at 8.50am and pupils should be in the playground by 8.45am to line up with their class for registration.


If there is a particular reason why you are finding it difficult to arrive in school on time please discuss this with your child's class teacher or Mrs Julie Robinson our Parent Support Manager.