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  • Attendance: persistent absence threshold and statistics School-age pupils are persistent absentees if they miss 10% of sessions or more. Learn how to analyse your data, and see the national statistics.
  • Attendance: the legal requirements How many days a year can a child be legally absent from school? We set out the legal requirements relating to school attendance that apply to parents. You will also find information on when absence should be authorised, and when headteachers are permitted to authorise absence.
  • Study leave for pupils: requirements and guidance Find out if you can grant study leave and what to consider when granting it. Plus, learn which absence codes to use, and whether study leave counts towards attendance figures.