Attendance and Punctuality


At Oaklands we have high expectations around students’ attendance and punctuality and are grateful that parents and carers for their ongoing support in this regard. Whilst we acknowledge that on rare occasions, students are late to school as a result of circumstances beyond their control, poor punctuality is not acceptable. It results in valuable learning time being lost and is also disruptive for other students and staff when students arrive late.

Students are expected to arrive at the tutor bases by 08:45 am. To facilitate this, the school gate will close at 08:42 am. Students who arrive at school after 08:42 am will be given a late mark and expected to complete a late detention on the same day for 40 minutes.


Persistent lateness to school could mean that parents/carers face a fixed penalty notice and /or prosecution.

Parents will be informed by text message if their children have been late for school on any given day and that they are expected to stay for late detention.

If you wish to inform the school that a child has been late owing to circumstances beyond their control, please contact your child’s pastoral leader in the first instance on . Details for Pastoral Year Leaders are detailed below.


Pastoral Year Leaders

Year 7 - Mr M Khan 

Year 8 - Ms S Noor

Year 9 - Ms S Khatun 

Year 10 - Ms S Begum  

Year 11 - Mr A Miah 

Year 12 & 13 - Ms S Aktar 


Thank you for your continued support