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Glastonbury Thorn School



The importance of registration/punctuality:


Registers are important legal documents and are kept securely. The law requires schools to call the register twice a day:


  • At the start of the morning session at 8:40am.

  • Once at the start of the afternoon session at 1:00pm.


Children are marked either present or absent in the register. Particular attention is given to accurate registration; staff use consistent rules and coding for registration. It is our policy at Glastonbury Thorn to actively discourage the late arrival of children at school. A child who arrives late may seriously disrupt not only his/her continuity of learning but also that of others. A firm line is taken on late arrivals.


When a child arrives after the registration period the parent/carer bringing them to school must sign the Lateness Book at reception; the child will then be registered ‘late’ for that session.  If a child arrives 30 minutes or more after the closure of the register, the lateness will be recorded as unauthorised absence for that session unless an appropriate explanation is received.