Attendance & absence
- How to evaluate your school's absence and attendance figures Read our tips on monitoring and challenging your school's attendance figures by questioning your senior leaders, benchmarking against national data, and understanding how Ofsted will use your data.
- Improving school attendance: your role from the guidance New non-statutory attendance guidance applies from September 2022. There aren’t any big changes, but get clear on what’s in the guidance and what's expected from you when it comes to improving school attendance. Use our example questions to make sure your leaders are prioritising attendance and that your school or trust is compliant.
- School attendance Read our 1-page summary of the rules on school absence, attendance and term-time holidays.
- School attendance: legal requirements Understand the rules on pupil absence, including your school's admission register and attendance register. We summarise the laws you need to know about, and look at parent penalties and term-time permitted absence.