The School is working with Haringey Education Welfare Service works to raise parents' and pupils' awareness about the importance of punctuality at school.

We hope the following information will be helpful.

If you have a problem getting your child to school on time:

  • talk to your child;
  • talk to the school;
  • ask for help.

Remember it’s better to get help early on to stop little problems from becoming big ones.

Why is punctuality such a good thing?

Being on time:

  • gets your child’s day off to a good start and puts your child in a positive frame of mind, so that he / she can make the most of his / her learning;
  • sets positive patterns for the future;
  • leads to good attendance;
  • leads to better achievement;
  • leads to understanding that school is important and education is valuable;
  • helps your child develop a sense of responsibility for him / herself and towards others;
  • helps your child make friends and keep friends;
  • reaps rewards; it leads to success and self-confidence.

Why is lateness such a bad thing?

Being late:

  • gets your child’s day off to a bad start;
  • can be embarrassing for your child;
  • will be noticed by other children who might make negative comments;
  • may lead to your child losing confidence;
  • may lead to your child feeling confused all day! He / she will have missed out on vital instructions, information and bits of news at the start of the day;
  • disrupts the lesson for everyone;
  • can cause your child to fall behind with his or her work;  
  • creates a bad habit that can be hard to break at secondary school and in the workplace;
  • can lead to poor attendance - if your child thinks it is okay to be late for school they can soon start to think it is okay not to go to school at all.