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Nottingham Girls' Academy


Pupils are expected to be on time to school and to all lessons. Punctuality is a core aspect of future employability and getting into good habits and routines is essential.

A pupil is deemed to be late for school if they are not in their tutor room or assembly line by the time the 8.45am bell rings. When a pupil is late to school, they will miss part (or all) of tutor time, assembly or a lesson. This means they will miss vital learning, notices and content from our PHSE programme of study. We place a great deal of importance on this and therefore treat lateness to school seriously. The sanctions for lateness to school are graduated according to the number of times a pupil is late in a week as follows:

When a pupil is late to a lesson, they disrupt the learning of other pupils in that lesson as well as their own. This is not acceptable, and the expectation will be reinforced with a detention set by the class teacher based on the number of minutes the pupil is late to the lesson. This may also act as an opportunity to catch up with missed work.

Pupils that are persistently late to lessons will be placed on Head of Year or Senior Leader report and will sit a 30-minute detention for every lesson they are late.

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