The Early Intervention Service

Regular attendance at school is both a legal requirement and essential in order to help your child achieve and get the best possible start in life.

What do I do if my child is not attending school?

If you are having trouble getting your child to go to school, you should contact the school and work closely with them to agree a plan to improve attendance.
If you need further guidance or support you can contact the Early Intervention Service on 01204 338173.
If your child continues to miss school a penalty notice (PDF 36KB) may be issued and in certain cases legal means can be used to enforce school attendance.

How do I report a child who is not attending school?

A child is classed as missing from education if they are of compulsory school age, but are not registered at a school, nor being taught privately or through alternative education.
If you are aware of a child who should be in school and is not, you should contact the Children Missing Education Officer on 01204 332139