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Attendance & Punctuality 

Most of the children arrive in school on time; however, there are a significant number of children frequently arriving late.

As stated in our last newsletter (20th July 2018), this is to remind parents that from today, any child arriving at school after 09.05am will be classed as absent. A meeting with parents will be convened, if this happens on 5 occasions. If the matter is not resolved quickly, it will be referred to the Education Attendance Service and a Fixed Penalty Notice (a fine) may be issued. 

To ensure a smooth transition to improved punctuality, there will be an amnesty on issuing fines for the first half term.


  • St Matthew's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School,
  • Portman Road, Ipswich,
  • IP1 2AX
  • Tel: 01473 251614
  • Email: office@stmatthewscevap.uk
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