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We are very proud of our attendance here at Oldmixon, something we can only achieve with the help of parents/carers. As a reminder, the gates open at 8.45am and close at 9am. Any children who arrive after 9am must come in through the school office and will be marked as late.

We celebrate good attendance in a number of different ways. During each Friday assembly we celebrate the class who had the highest percentage attendance the week before and that class earns extra play.


Our ‘thank you for being here’ board in the hall highlights our top attenders for each term, something we also highlight in our newsletter at the end of each term.


Any child who has at least 97% attendance for a term also gets entered into a draw to win a Kindle Fire at the end of the year! So if your child has over 97% every term, they get 6 chances at winning!


What if my child is ill?
If your child is unable to attend school for any reason, please ensure that you have rang the school office on 01934 812879, pressed option 1 and left a message to tell us why. If you have not rang by 9.30am, a member of staff from school will be contact you to find out why your child isn’t in.


What if my child has a hospital appointment?

If your child is going to be off for a medical appointment, please let us know in advance ensure that you provide the office with a copy of the appointment letter or text message confirming the appointment. Routine appointments (such as dental check-ups, opticians etc.) should be made out of school hours.


What happens if my child doesn't attend school?

We monitor the attendance of all of our children. If your child is frequently absent from school, we will do our best to support you with strategies to ensure your child can attend. If you are struggling to get your child into school, or find that you’re frequently late, please speak to someone in school as there is support we can give you. We also meet every term with the Education Welfare Officer (EWO ).

If your child is persistently absent and strategies we put in place with you do not improve your child's attendance, you may be required to attend a meeting with the EWO. If further improvements are not made, then a fine may be issued.