Supporting School Attendance

Supporting school attendance

This section provides information for parents/carers, school staff and other professionals working with school age children in relation to absences from school.
In addition to an attendance policy, the section includes actions school staff may take to support improving attendance, guidance on school register keeping, registration codes, authorisation of absences and guidance explaining when it is permissible to remove a child’s name from a school roll. Support and help for individual children with attendance issues can be got from the Early Help teams.

Helpful leaflet downloads

What to do if I suspect a child is not receiving an education

For parents and carers

Child protection in schools

Education supervision orders

Absence due to religious observance

Attendance at nursery school

Minor sickness and school attendance

School attendance - what parents and carers need to know

Penalty notices - fines for your child's non attendance at school

For school staff

For children

Young people who are responsible for caring for others at home

Caring for others at home

Lateness for school

School children and part-time work

Requests for attendance support for individual pupils and their families should be made to:

All policies and procedures can be obtained from the Early Help Service:

  • Kensington and Chelsea Early Help - Tel: 020 7598 4608 / 4601
  • Westminster Early Help - Tel: 020 7641 4000
  • For child employment enquiries - Tel: 020 7745 6612 / 6441