Attendance and Punctuality

School starts at 9.00am and finishes at 2.30pm. Students receiving one-to-one tuition may have different start time, normally 9.30am. A full timetable will be provided to each pupil before they start.

All pupils should arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to ensure that they are ready for lesson.

If a pupil is going to be late or absent from school, parents should let the school know by 8.30 am by telephoning 020 8665 2605.

If a pupil has not reported for school 10 minutes past their scheduled start time, the school will first attempt to call the pupil to find out where they are. A subsequent call may be made to the parent if:

  • We are unable to contact pupil on their phone
  • We require confirmation on reason for absence

Any absence that is not supported by a letter, medical form or telephone call from the parent confirming the reason for the absence, will be classified as an unauthorised absent.

Any patterns of lateness and/or absence will be taken seriously and communicated to parents. This information is also reported to the Home School or the local authority for action.