In order for children to develop a love of learning and achieve their best, we encourage all children to have high levels of attendance and punctuality. In promoting good punctuality and attendance we are also helping children to develop good habits and practices that will equip them for secondary school and their working lives as adults.
At Okehampton Primary School we monitor children’s attendance and liaise with our school Education Welfare Officer. We work closely with families with low attendance or where non-attendance follows a pattern. Children who are persistently late or absent soon fall behind with their learning. Children who are absent from school frequently develop large gaps in their learning which will impact on their progress and their ability to meet age related learning expectations.
Rights and Responsibilities
Parents/carers are responsible for:
Parental Request for Authorised Absence in Term Time
Parents should not expect, as a right, that the school will authorise absence in term time. Each application will be considered individually. The Pupil Registration Regulations 2013 have removed the right for parents to request holidays in term time, and for head teachers to grant them. Holidays within term time can only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.
Please read our Attendance Policy, which can be found on our Policies and Documents page, please follow the page link.