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School attendance: legal requirements

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Last updated on 8 March 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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Read about the rules on pupil absence. We summarise the laws you need to know about, and look at parent penalties and term-time holidays.

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Contents

  1. 1 Admission and attendance registers
  2. 2 Allowable absence
  3. 3 Parental penalties
  4. 4 Term-time leave
  5. 5 Granting a leave of absence

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