Part-time or reduced timetables
In very exceptional circumstances, there may be a need for a temporary part-time or reduced timetable to meet a student's individual needs. For example, where a medical condition stops a student from attending full-time education or a reduced timetable is considered as part of a re-integration package.
Ofsted states that information about children missing from education is essential, and you must notify us of any part-time education arrangements. This includes:
- schools we maintain
- free schools
- independent schools
We have published updated guidance to set out the process for you to notify us when a child is placed on a part-time or reduced school timetable.
You must notify us if:
- child who is of compulsory school age placed on a part-time/reduced timetable and not currently receiving full-time educational provision
- an update to a notification you have already submitted
- nil return (no new cases)
Completing this form is classed as a notification and not a referral.
After completing this form, you will only be contacted if we need more details or to offer advice where there are concerns about the length of the arrangement.
Page last updated: 25 September 2023