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    Children must get an education between the school term after their 5th birthday and the last Friday in June in the school year they turn 16.

    You can only allow your child to miss school if either:

    • He or she is too ill to be in school


    • Advance permission has been given by the school

    There is extra support available if your child can’t go to school for long periods because of a health problem.



  Attendance Guidance for Schools