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Punctuality

Alarm ClockIt is vital students arrive at school on time every morning to begin their lessons at 08:50.
Being frequently late for school adds up to lost learning.

If a student is:
  • Arriving 5 minutes late every day, adds up to 3 whole days lost each year.
  • Arriving 15 minutes late every day, adds up 2 weeks of lost learning.
  • Arriving 30 minutes late every day, adds up to 19 days absence over a year.

As you can imagine, this lost learning will have a severe impact on the results that your child will achieve. Please support us in ensuring that you child arrives punctually every day. Rewards will be given to those students who consistently arrive on time and detentions will be regularly set for those who disregard this rule.

Attendance

At Belvidere School we expect parents and families to support us in ensuring that students have excellent attendance. Many students achieve this and this is reflected in their results when they leave us at the end of their school careers.

Excellent Attendance Counts

Every single day a child is absent from school equates to five lessons of lost learning
We are currently trying to raise awareness of the importance of excellent attendance at Belvidere.

100% Attendance

0 Days Missed

95 % Attendance

9 Days of Absence
45 lessons missed

90% Attendance

19 Days of Absence
95 lessons missed

85% Attendance

28 Days of Absence
140 lessons missed

80% Attendance

38 Days of Absence
190 lessons missed

75% Attendance

47 Days of Absence
237 lessons missed

N.B-Two weeks holiday in term time = 50 lost lessons

It is vital that your child attends school every day. As parents/carers it is your legal responsibility to ensure that your child/children make the most of their education by attending school regularly.
When your child/children say they feel unwell and claim they are unfit for school, please ask yourself the question “could they go in today and struggle on?” If the answer is yes, please send them to us and we will ensure that if their condition deteriorates we contact you promptly.

Give your child/children the best chance of success, help make them attend school every day!

What to do if your child is absent Lottery Locations

There are of course rare occasions when attendance may not be possible and we ask that parents/carers follow the school absence procedure.

We will acknowledge and reward excellent attendance in our reward ceremonies and assemblies, as well as having a fortnightly 100% attendance lottery, filmed at a variety of exotic locations!
Remember - You have to be in it to win it

Please support our attendance policy by not taking your children out of school for holidays during term time. Any holiday which is taken during school time will be unauthorised.

Further Information and Downloads

Holidays in term time – Shropshire Council

Holidays in term time booklet - Shropshire Council 

Leave of absence form

Belvidere Attendance policy