Legislation & Guidance

Legislation & Guidance Resources

Department for Education

School Attendance

This guidance is non-statutory, and has been produced to help schools and local authorities maintain high levels of school attendance and plan the school day and year.

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Department for Education

Children Missing Education

This statutory guidance sets out key principles to enable local authorities in England to implement their legal duty under section 436A of the Education Act 1996.

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Department for Education

Elective Home Education

Guidelines for Local Authorities Education is a fundamental right for every child and we recognise that parents have the right to choose to educate their child at home rather than at school. These guidelines have been prepared to help local authorities manage their relationships with home educating parents.

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Department for Education

Advice on the admission of summer born children

This is advice from the Department for Education. It is non-statutory, and has been produced to help local authorities, admission authorities and parents understand the framework within which admission authorities must operate.

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Department for Education

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and proprietors of academies in England.

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Department for Education

Authorised absence in schools

There is some debate about what ‘exceptional circumstances’ means when deciding whether to grant absence for students during term time. Here are some guiding principles to back schools in their decisions and provide consistency.

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