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Does the DfE set attendance targets?

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Last updated on 16 August 2017
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Does the DfE set attendance targets? The DfE does not set attendance targets. We relay information from the DfE and explain that the government lowered the threshold for persistent absence in 2015. We refer to attendance targets from schools and link to related articles from The Key.

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  1. 1 The DfE does not set attendance targets
  2. 2 Schools are expected to promote good attendance
  3. 3 Examples of attendance targets in schools
  4. 4 Ofsted judgements on attendance

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