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School attendance: legal requirements

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Last updated on 24 March 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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What are the rules on pupil absence? We summarise the law on school attendance and look at the penalties applied to parents who do not comply. We also refer to the regulations on term-time holidays.

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  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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