School Attendance Matters

Whilst we understand on the odd occasion, traffic or a personal situation may cause a delay, it is important that persistent lateness is eliminated.

Please do not hesitate to come into school if you need any support with improving your child’s attendance.

We are always happy to talk to you and would rather sort out little problems before they become bigger ones.

Barton as always, work well with our families.

Week ending 2nd October 2020 our total attendance is 94.69%, our target is over 95%, together we can do this!


You may think

“Better Late Than Never”

Here at Barton we say,

“Never Late is Better”

Late’s before the register was taken for the Autumn Term: 63

Late’s before the register was taken 28/09/2020 – 02/10/2020: 23

Late’s after the register was taken for the Autumn Term: 6

Late’s before the register was taken 28/09/2020 – 02/10/2020: 3

Please help your child to be punctual

At Barton we have a number of children who attend school regularly but arrive late each day.  Being late each day can add up to a lot of lost learning time.

If your child arrives late for class they miss out on important learning which could affect their achievement.

It can be very embarrassing for them to walk into the class when teaching has already started, they will also disrupt the rest of the class.

They don’t have the social time to settle into class.

High levels of lateness and unauthorised absence can result in a referral to the Education Welfare Service.

Legal action can be taken against you and you could be fined.


Late for School

I got up late for school today,
And nearly missed the bus!
I hurried down the stairs,
Wolfed my toast, and caused a fuss!

I quickly threw books in my bag,
My pens, my lunch and shorts.
Grabbed my coat from out the cupboard,
Took my bat and ball for sports.

I slid across the kitchen floor,
And hopped around the cat!
Then expertly rolled over,
Jumped back up and grabbed my hat!

I belted out of our front door,
Spun round and swung it shut.
Saw the bus was waiting for me,
I felt I had time to strut!

I climbed aboard and then froze still,
And knew that things weren’t right!
My friends fell down in fits of fun,
And pointed with delight!

My face went red, I couldn’t breathe,
For in my haste I knew!
I’d forgotten to wear trousers,
Jumper, shirt, my socks and shoes!