School Attendance Resources

You can download from this page a range of school attendance resources. If you wish to discuss your school attendance policy contact

Data Tools

  • Persistent Absence Data Collection - This spreadsheet is to return to the Local Authority and can also be used to record your own data and undertake further analysis to identify key priorities for action.

Standard Letters

  • Standard letter 1 - advising parents of current level of attendance and your concerns
  • Standard letter 2 -  if no improvement write to parents/ carers inviting them in to school to discuss
  • Standard letter 3 - if no improvement following informal discussion consider use of school attendance panel.


Holidays in term time

  • DfE in 2013 changed their guidance re parental requests for leave of absence for holidays in term time. The expectation is that head teachers will not authorise any request for holidays in term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. It is for each head teacher to decide what is exceptional. There is some local guidance Holidays in term time guidance

School Attendance and Integrated Working


Local Area Teams Information Service (formerly York FIS)

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