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School absence fines rise again as landmark court ruling continues to have an impact

The number of fines issued for poor school attendance have continued to increase sharply following a landmark Supreme Court...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Unauthorised absence rate remains at highest since records began

Unauthorised pupil absence rates have remained at the highest since records began over a decade ago, new figures show....

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Slight fall in school absence fines in wake of Platt court case

Parents fined for their children’s unauthorised absence fell a little last year, but the figures did not change as...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Campaigner wants school absence contact procedures changed

Schools should be forced to contact multiple family members in the event of unexpected pupil absences, according to a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker