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
    Be 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'll need to know about, and also look at parent penalties and authorised absence.