It is the responsibility of parents/carers to make sure that all their children of statutory school age are receiving an education.

We have commissioned Babcock LDP to monitor school attendance and to support schools in their efforts to raise school attendance. Their Education Welfare Service does this by encouraging schools to take a ‘whole school’ approach to attendance by, for example, rewarding pupils with excellent attendance or by holding attendance competitions between classes. The Service also accepts referrals about individual children where the school has concerns about their attendance.

Should you have any concerns about your child’s attendance or need support please contact the Education Welfare Service.

Further information about school attendance and absence can be found at GOV.UK.