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What is the law on school attendance
All schools, including independent schools, must maintain an Admissions Register and all schools except boarding schools must have an Attendance Register. The Registration (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 require a school to put the child’s name on the Admissions Register on the first day that the child is expected to attend school. If the pupil does not attend, they will be recorded as absent – this can be authorised or unauthorised.
A school will authorise an absence if:
Schools have to regularly inform the of any pupils who are regularly absent from school, have irregular attendance, or have missed 10 school days or more without the school’s permission.
Schools also have a safeguarding duty, under section 175 Education Act 2002, to investigate any unexplained absences.
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