Last reviewed on 13 July 2022
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Make sure your attendance policy reflects the new guidance. If you previously adapted our model, use our summary of what's changed and why, to help you decide what changes to make. If you have your own policy, use our checklist to see if it covers everything it should.

Download our model policy

Our model policy:

  • Is in line with relevant requirements and good practice
  • Is designed for your school to adapt
  • Has been approved by Forbes Solicitors

How to make sure your own policy is up to date and compliant

If you've previously adapted our model policy, use the document below, which covers the key changes we've made, to help you bring your policy in line with the new attendance guidance.

For each change, we've explained why we made it, to help you decide if you should make the same change in your policy.

Policy checklist

Although the new guidance is non-statutory at the moment, the secretary