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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. This also helps 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 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. High absence can also have a negative impact on children's social and emotional development.


We encourage all children in Okehampton Primary School to be an "Attendance Hero".

Here    Everyday    Ready to learn     On time

Every week, the class in each phase with the highest attendance, or greatest improvement in attendance, will receive the "Attendance Hero" prize and certificate. This is shared in the weekly newsletter.