Absence and attendance in the sixth form
Find out what you need to record in your register for sixth-form students. Learn about setting sanctions and whether you have to inform parents about students' absence.
Keep a register
- Have an attendance register for sixth-form pupils
- Place all pupils on this register, regardless of their age
This is explained in guidance on school attendance (see pages 4-5) from the Department for Education (DfE).
The attendance register also allows you to prove that pupils are completing their planned hours, for funding purposes (see paragraph 131 of the funding regulations for post-16 provision from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)).
What to cover in the register
You must have a register for each specific session (e.g. a morning and afternoon register), which includes:
Where you’ve granted a pupil authorised absence, you need to