Factsheet 9: School attendance

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There can be many reasons for a child or young person not to attend school. Your child may be having problems at school such as bullying or feeling isolated, or may be off school due to ill-health,
family problems, or because of exclusion. You may have decided to educate your child at home. This factsheet sets out the law on school attendance, and what happens if your child cannot attend school regularly.

You may also be interested in Factsheet 17: When a child can’t go to school (PDF 84KB)

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