The School Day

The school day begins at 8.45am and closes at 3pm

Monday – Friday



As of the 24th April 2017 our marks for attendance will change slightly.

School begins at 8:45am and all children should be in school and learning by this time. If your child arrives after 9:00am this will be classified as being ‘late after register closed’ and could be classified as an unauthorised absence for that session.

This is monitored closely by school and the Local Authority for any further action which may need to be taken. Please speak to Mr. Fowler (Family Support Worker) if you would like any more information or support.



It is a parent’s responsibility to ensure their children arrive at school on time. Lateness can disrupt the learning of others and can result in a pupil feeling greater stress and achieving poorer outcomes.


90 percent attendance means that your child is absent from school lessons for the equivalent of one half day per week. Over five years this is the equivalent of about one half of a school year. Research shows a close link between attendance at school and a child’s achievement. Being late adds up to a loss of learning.


All time out of school affects learning and achievement for pupils.


If a pupil arrives after registration has closed (9.00am) the absence will be recorded as unauthorised for that session. If this persists legal action, in the form of a Penalty Notice or Prosecution under section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996 may follow.

Minutes late per day

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

20 Minutes

30 Minutes

Equivalent of missing

3.4 school days per year

6.9 school days per year

10.3 school days per year

13.8 school days per year

20.7 school days per year


Please make sure your child arrives at school on time (8.45am)

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Contact Us

St Willibrord’s RC Primary School, Vale Street, Clayton, Manchester.  M11 4WR


Tel: 0161 223 9345

Fax: 0161 220 9110





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