Attendance

Absence fines: 1 in 5 pupils could fall below threshold

Around 1.7m children could now face fines, analysis finds, with 40 per cent of disadvantaged year 10 pupils below...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Attendance

Don’t give pupils time off for protests, new school guidance says

Clarity comes after Gillian Keegan said 'missing school for activism is unacceptable'

John Dickens
John Dickens
Schools

Can online schools solve the post-Covid attendance crisis?

In total, 22.3 per cent of pupils missed more than one in 10 sessions in the last academic year,...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Attendance

18 new attendance hubs to help 2,000 schools cut absence

DfE also confirms £15m rollout of attendance mentor scheme and new parent marketing campaign

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Schools

DfE’s using ‘influencers’ to boost school attendance

The Department for Education also revealed in its response to MPs that the attendance data collection will become mandatory...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Attendance

£15m plans revealed to ramp up attendance-boosting mentoring pilot

Government launches search for firms to expand project into 10 investment areas and help 3,600 pupils a year

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Schools

Just 1 in 20 severely absent pupils get five good GCSEs, study shows

But those whose absence improves in year 11 go on to get better grades than those who stay away

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Attendance

Almost 1 in 10 secondary pupils off as sickness absence rises

The proportion of pupils missing school because of illness has doubled in two weeks

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Attendance

Attendance: Ministers plan local absence ‘action alliances’

DfE also meeting health leaders to discuss better data-sharing between departments

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth