The most up-to-date guidance relating to attendance can be found on the Hertfordshire Grid website (April 12th 2022).

Attendance expectations

Attendance is mandatory. The usual rules on attendance continue to apply, including:

  • parents’ duty to ensure that their child of compulsory school age attends regularly at the school where the child is a registered pupil
  • schools’ responsibilities to record attendance and follow up absence
  • the ability to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices, in line with local authorities’ codes of conduct
  • the duty on local authorities to put in place arrangements for identifying, and to follow up with, children missing education

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