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Attendance Policy

Find below the key policies and documents relating to attendance and punctuality at OPJS.  A key aspect of the policy is punctuality and ensuring that our school day is maximised to enable our children to realise their potential.  The following paragraph, taken from the pilicy, highlights this:


Registration takes place at the beginning of each morning and afternoon session.


Morning registration at OPIS takes place at 9am and at OPJS at 8.55am.  Gates open at OPJS at 8.30am and children are called into class at 8.45am whereby they will complete morning activities.  It is expected that all OPJS children will arrive by 8.45am so as to maximise their school day and learning opportunities.

Children arriving up to 15 min after registration (OPIS 9.15am and OPJS 9.10am) are marked as late (L). Children arriving after this time will not receive an attendance mark for the morning session and be classed as unauthorised.


Persistent lateness will be followed up in a similar way to the ‘3 Step Action Plan’ as outlined previously.

As ever, if you have any questions or queries regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact the School Office.  The Attendance Policy is under constant review by the School's Leadership Team and Governing Body.