Around 1.7m children could now face fines, analysis finds, with 40 per cent of disadvantaged year 10 pupils below...
Clarity comes after Gillian Keegan said 'missing school for activism is unacceptable'
In total, 22.3 per cent of pupils missed more than one in 10 sessions in the last academic year,...
DfE also confirms £15m rollout of attendance mentor scheme and new parent marketing campaign
The Department for Education also revealed in its response to MPs that the attendance data collection will become mandatory...
Government launches search for firms to expand project into 10 investment areas and help 3,600 pupils a year
But those whose absence improves in year 11 go on to get better grades than those who stay away
The proportion of pupils missing school because of illness has doubled in two weeks
DfE also meeting health leaders to discuss better data-sharing between departments