Last reviewed on 4 August 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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Download and adapt our model attendance policy, or if you prefer to write or review your own, use our checklist setting out requirements and good practice. Share your policy highlights with parents using our handy summary letter.

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

Policy checklist

If your current policy is different from ours, or you're writing your own and don't want to use our model, you'll need to make sure it covers some specific points set out in the guidance.

Remind parents and carers of the rules around attendance

Download, adapt and share our template letter, to help you communicate your attendance expectations with parents and carers.

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