Bonneville Primary School is committed in its vision to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all its children. If this commitment is to succeed, good pupil attendance and punctuality is vital. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child attends school each day and on time.

Each child has their own individual registration certificate which is regularly monitored by the attendance manager. Satisfactory attendance is 95%. Absence below 90% is a cause for concern and will result in letters from the school and a panel meeting with the school attendance and punctuality governor.

The school bell is rung at 8:00 a.m. and registers are taken at 9:00 a.m. Children arriving at school after 9.00 a.m. must report to the school office and will be recorded as late in the register. Action will be taken by the school should a child regularly arrive after 9:00 a.m. This includes the implementation of fixed penalty notices.

If your child is ill you must:

  • Ring the school office or you can leave a message on the absence line on the first day of absence and each subsequent day after.
  • Or you can send a message via the school website on the contact page. There  is an option to ‘ Report a child’s absence.’
  • Or you can also email the admin team via
  • Present evidence of a child’s sickness following a third day of absence, for example a doctor’s certificate, appointment card, GP letter or prescription certificate.
  • To report child’s Covid results you must inform the school via the website on the contact page. The form is called  ‘Reporting a child’s Covid Results’ 

Appointments during the school day are discouraged. If such an appointment is unavoidable, then please present documentation to the school office so that registers can be completed accurately.

Holidays during term time will not be authorised and Bonneville Primary School follows Lambeth’s policy of implementing fixed penalty notices for such instances.

Children at Bonneville who have 100% attendance and punctuality will be celebrated with termly attendance and punctuality assemblies in which certificates and prizes are awarded. Classes with the best attendance are celebrated on a weekly basis during our Values assembly.

Research shows that good attendance and punctuality is vital to ensure that children are given the opportunity to meet their full potential. Please support your child and ensure that they come to school every day on time.