It is really important that all children arrive on the school site by 8:50am (not at or after 8:50am).
The benefits to your child arriving at school on time are:
As of Tuesday 4th May, all children in KS1 (Years 1 and 2) and KS2 (Years 3 to 6) need to arrive at school between 8:35am and no later than 8:50am. Children in Year R need to arrive at school between 8:40am and 8:50am. Year R children can now enter via the small blue gate, through the double gates (for everyone else, except for Year R, only the timings have changed – everything else remains the same. It is time to start getting ourselves back to ‘normal’!). Any child arriving after 8:50am, will now need to enter school by the main entrance – they will no longer be permitted to enter the building via their Year group door.
Children arriving after 8:50am will be marked as ‘Late, code L – Late: arrived before registration closed’ and any child arriving after 9:00am will be marked as ‘Late, code U – arrived after registration closed’. Registration will close promptly at 9:00am.
If your child is persistently late without a valid excuse or a pre-agreed reason with the school, it could lead to further action being taken and the involvement of the Kent County Council Attendance and Punctuality Team. Discussions will be held with the parents in order to ascertain whether or not the school can support the family further. If attendance/punctuality does not improve, a Penalty Notice could be applied if it is deemed necessary.
We do acknowledge that lateness cannot always be avoided and traffic/accidents etc. cannot be helped. If this is the case, please inform us as soon as possible or on arrival. Thank you.
Please support your child’s education and well-being by getting them into school on time. Thank you to all those families who regularly get their children to school on time – we very much appreciate it.
Pick Up times:
As of Tuesday 4th May, pick up times are as follows:
Year R: 3:00pm
Years 1 and 2: 3:10pm
Years 3 to 6: 3:15pm
Please be on time to collect your child/ren. If you are going to be late for an unforeseen reason, please inform the office by 3:00pm or book your child into ‘After School Club’. Thank you.
The Barming Primary School Team