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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.


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.

There is a high correlation between excellent attendance and achievement and between poor attendance and underachievement.

We expect all our students to strive for 100% and we hope that you will share our disappointment if they fail to reach 95% each year.

If the attendance of a student falls below 90% this means that they have missed:

  • ½ a day per week
  • 4 weeks per year
  • ½ a year over their 5 year school career
  • Attendance is monitored by the Pastoral Team and they work with the Educational Welfare Officer to tackle poor attendance

What to do if your child is absent

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 monthly attendance competition between tutor groups which contribute to the House competition.

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