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Requesting medical evidence for pupils' absence due to illness

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Last updated on 22 May 2017
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Must schools request medical evidence if a pupil is absent due to illness? The DfE says that schools should not ask for medical evidence for every instance of absence. We set out advice from the DfE and two local authorities on requesting medical evidence, and on unauthorised absence.

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  1. 1 Requesting evidence of illness
  2. 2 Failure to provide evidence

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