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Children in Reception class are given a small blue contact book. This book is for parents to note any day to day information about your child that you wish the class teacher to be aware of. Some examples used in the contact books include “My child is going to have tea at a friend’s house tonight” or “My child has had bad dreams in the night and so may be a little tired today.” Please use this book as often as you wish so that you can keep staff informed of any issues or events at home. We ask you to hand the book directly to a staff member every morning whenever you have made an entry and then staff will respond to your comments that day.




Once the children have settled into school, we invite all parents and carers into school every Friday morning from 8.45am - 9am. This is our regular open morning, where parents and carers are invited into class to see your child’s Learning Journey, displays in the classroom and photographs of the activities the children have been participating in over the week. Open Mornings are a lovely time to share your child’s learning with them and allow the children an opportunity to show their parents what they are proud of doing in school.




At Okehampton Primary School, we hold regular Parent / Carer Forum meetings where any parent or carer is invited to come and express their views on a range of issues within the school. We welcome as many viewpoints from parents as possible and so hope that you will be able to attend some of these meetings in the future. Meetings are held in a relaxed informal setting with tea, coffee and biscuits provided! We also try to provide a crèche facility for those who wish to attend with pre-school children. Please ensure that you let the school office know in advance if you would require this facility, to ensure we can accommodate everybody.




This is a free service which allows the school to send you a variety of information and messages, via email and SMS. We currently send out our weekly Newsletter and PTFA events information. Details on any school closure during adverse weather is particularly helpful for parents and carers. School is able to keep in touch with parents only if contact details up to date! If you need to amend your details or register for the free service please login to Parent mail through the folllowing link:




Parents are able to keep up to date and access all the latest assessment data for their children simply by logging on to the following link:


To log on you will need a login password and username . These are provided for parents when their children enter Key Stage 1. If you need a reminder of your password or login do just ask at reception. For short periods at certain times of the year you may only have limited access this is when teachers are updating your child's result. If you'd like any help or guidance do just let a member of staff know.