At Sopley the expectation is that all children are in class ready to learn by 8.55am when the register is taken. Our doors open at 8.40am to allow children time to settle themselves ready for the start of the school day.
To help ensure children's safety, the gates will be closed at 8.50am. Therefore, from 8.50am, pupils will need to access the school via the school office.
Any child who arrives at school after 8.55am but before 9.10am will be marked as L 'late after close of registration'. Any child who arrives after 9.10am will be marked as U 'unauthorised'.
If the school has any concerns about a pattern of lates or absences, the school will contact the family to share concerns and seek solutions to ensure the child can be punctual every day.
The Federation Attendance Policy can be found here:-