Pupil wellbeing, behaviour and attendance

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


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

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

  • 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

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

  • Schools set school uniform policy and must make their uniform policy. You should talk to the school if you think your child is being discriminated against.

Guidance and regulation

News and communications

Research and statistics

Policy papers and consultations

Transparency and freedom of information releases