Admission and attendance registers
All schools are required by law to have:
- An admission register, and
- An attendance register
Note: schools where all pupils are boarders don't need an attendance register.
All pupils must be placed on both registers from the beginning of the pupil's first day of attendance, regardless of their age.
School proprietors who don't comply with these regulations are guilty of an offence and can be fined.
This is set out on pages 12, 45 and 55 of the Department for Education's (DfE's) guidance on working together to improve school attendance.
Information required in the admission register
Your school’s admission register must contain:
It must also be updated when a pupil moves