Fortnightly Timetable Cycle: Week commencing 19th November, Week A
VISITORS to the School: please bring with you one form of identification: e.g, an official identity badge, passport, driving license or a bank card.
School tours are available upon request and we actively encourage parents to visit us during the school day to see us at work.
For all planned school trips – payment of a deposit or payment in full if applicable is required via Parent Pay to secure a place on a trip.

Punctuality in School


Good punctuality is an excellent life-skill and we expect all our students to arrive in school before 8:40am. For any student who arrives after 8:40am, we operate a ‘late gate’ and students will receive a sanction.

As a parent, I can help by:

As a school, we will help by:

As a student, I can help by:

Contacting the school when your child will be absent.

Following up on every absence ensuring that no absence goes un-noted.

Attending school every day, on time, to give you the very best chance of success.

Booking doctors and dentist appointments outside of school hours.

Acknowledging and rewarding good attendance and punctuality.

Participating in the inter-house competitions for attendance and punctuality.

Supporting your child to attend as often as possible by reminding them on the importance of school attendance

Reminding parents and students about the importance of attendance and how it is measured against attainment.


Ensuring your child arrives at school by 8:40am each morning.

Letting parents know if we have concerns regarding their child’s attendance and punctuality.



We have a detention system to discourage poor punctuality. Students who are late to school miss their first break of the day. This system has proved to be effective in reducing the number of students who arrive late to school.

Arriving just 5 minutes late every day equals missing 3 days of education over the whole year. Arriving half an hour late every day is equivalent to 18 days absence. .N.B. Arriving more than 30 minutes late = U Code =ABSENCE MARK.

Every day attendance = VIVO Points awarded. We reward students who do attend well - every term, students with 96%+ additional VIVO Points and a letter of congratulation is sent home.

The school day begins at 8.40 a.m.

AM Registration is at 8.45 a.m. in lesson 1 / PM Registration is at 12.15 p.m in lesson 4.

N.B. We register students in every lesson at Abbeyfield but the am/pm registrations are the statutory times reported to LA/DFE regularly.