Pupil wellbeing, behaviour and attendance

Safeguarding pupils. First aid, bullying, exclusions, alternative provision and pupil referral units.

Services

  1. School term and holiday dates

    Find your child's school term, half term and holiday dates on your local council's website

  2. School closures

    School closures happen because of an emergency like severe weather - check whether your child's school is closed on your local council website

  3. Education and attendance information from your council

    How your council encourages attendance at school - truancy, unauthorised absences, education welfare officer

Guidance and regulation

  1. Working together to safeguard children
  2. School leaving age

    The age you can leave school in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

  3. Keeping children safe in education
  1. School attendance and absence

    You can be prosecuted if your child has unauthorised absence from school - truancy, help with getting your child to school, and legal action to enforce school attendance

    • Guide
  2. School uniform

    What happens if your child doesn’t wear their school uniform, what to do if you think your child's being discriminated against or you think the uniform should change.

    • Answer
See all guidance and regulation

News and communications

  1. Schools not ‘silver bullet’ to tackling childhood obesity

    • Ofsted
    • Press release
  2. Pilot launched to boost early language skills and cut teacher workload

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  3. Education Secretary marks Mental Health Awareness Week in Hastings

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  4. Relationships and Sex Education for the 21st Century

    • Department for Education
    • News story
See all news and communications

Policy and engagement

  1. Keeping children safe in education: proposed revisions
  2. School exclusions review: call for evidence
  3. Working Together to Safeguard Children: revisions to statutory guidance
  1. School exclusions review: terms of reference

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  2. Alternative provision: vision and reform

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
See all policy and engagement

Transparency

  1. Obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools

    • Ofsted
    • Research
  2. Pupil absence in schools in England: 2016 to 2017

    • Department for Education
    • National statistics
  3. Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 3

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  4. Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 2

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  5. Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 1

    • Department for Education
    • Research
See all transparency