Weather disruptions

Due to the severe weather some services may be affected. Check to see what services have been affected.

Pupil attendance, advice for schools

On these pages schools will find advice and resources to assist with improving attendance and reducing persistent absence.

FAST-track to Attendance is the legal process schools should use to tackle ongoing unauthorised absence – for more information see page 2.

The Leave in Term Time (Penalty Notice) Process is for cases of unauthorised leave in term time of 10 days or more or 5 days G codes and 10 sessions of other unauthorised absence prior to that.

For further information about pupil attendance, please contact the Education Legal Intervention Team on