Here at the Gateway Academy, we expect every student to be in school on time, throughout the day. Poor punctuality to both school and lessons can result in:
- Academic underachievement.
- Difficulty in making or keeping friendship groups.
- Loss of child’s confidence and self-esteem.
As we feel so passionate about ensuring your child is reaching their full potential every single day, the Academy has introduced a system to combat lateness to school and lessons:
If your child is late for school without a valid reason, they will be issued a 30-minute same-day detention. You will receive a text message to inform you of this.
Similarly, students who arrive late to lesson without valid reasons will also receive a 30-minute same-day detention, and you will be notified via text message.
For students who persistently arrive late to school or lessons, they will be expected to attend a 2-hour detention."
Only in exceptional circumstances will a student’s lateness not result in the above-mentioned consequences. Students who drop siblings off will not be exempt from this. As a parent/carer, we are asking for your assistance with your child’s punctuality to ensure that they are on time each and every day, not only to school but also to lessons. School starts at 8.12am and ALL students should be through the gate by this time. Anyone arriving after this will be registered as late.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Chilvers on 01375 489000.