Key announcements

Due to scheduled maintenance, our housing repairs service may be unavailable for periods from 5pm Friday 12 April to 9am Monday 15 April. To find out more about the section 114 notice, visit our section 114 page

Pupil attendance, advice for schools and professionals

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 (legal) process is for cases of unauthorised leave in term time of continuous five days or 10 sessions.

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

Page last updated: 19 June 2023

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