Blessed William Howard

The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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Attendance & Punctuality

 For issues relating to attendance please email:

The school day timings are outlined below:  We expect all students to be on-site and ready to enter the school building for 8.35am each day.  Any student arriving after 8.37am will be classified as late and will receive a same day after school detention for 30 minutes in line with school policy.

Year 7 - 11

Revised School Day timings

8.30am line up in outdoor areas

8.40am – 8.50am Tutor time

8.50am -10.00am - Period 1

10.00am – 11.00am – Period 2

11.00am -11.15amBreak – outdoor areas

11.15am – 12.15/12.35pm – Period 3

12.15pm - lunch begins for Y7 and Y8 – as above

12.35pm – lunch begins for Y9,10 and Y11 – as above

1.10pm – all years line up in outdoor areas to be collected.

1.15pm – 2.15pm – Period 4

2.15pm – 3.15pm Period 5

3.15pm - End of day – Year 7, 8 & 9

3.20pm - End of day – Year Y10 & 11

Year 12/13

8:40am – 9:00am Tutor Time
9:00am – 10:00am Period 1
10:00am – 11:00am Period 2
11:00am – 11:15am Break Time
11:20am – 12:20pm Period 3
12:20pm – 1:20pm Period 4
1:20pm – 2:15pm Lunch Break
2:15pm – 3:15pm Period 5

Why is attendance at school and punctuality important?

 Because every second counts.

  • Arriving 5 minutes late every day adds up to over 3 days lost each year
  • Arriving 15 minutes late every day is the same as being absent for 2 weeks a year
  • Arriving 30 minutes late every day is the same as being absent for 19 days a year
  • 17 days missed from school each year equates to a whole GCSE grade.
  • Attendance affects learning, future earning, well being and a sense of belonging.

 90% attendance may sound good. However, this is the equivalent of missing a half day of schooling EACH WEEK. If this continues over the five years a child spends at high school, a child with 90% attendance will miss HALF A YEAR’S schooling. 

A child with 80% attendance will lose A FULL YEAR of schooling over the same period.