Letters to parents

  • Absence, attendance and punctuality: template letters to parents
    Use our template letters to help you address attendance issues such as unauthorised absence and poor punctuality. See examples of letters from primary and secondary schools, and find out how to adapt your letters for pupils with special educational needs (SEN).
  • Behaviour incidents: letters to parents
    Use our template letters to communicate behaviour incidents with parents. See examples of letters from schools, and find out how to adapt your letters for pupils with SEN.
  • Headteacher leaving letters: examples
    Telling parents that you're leaving your school is an important message to get right. Use the advice from our expert and examples from schools to help you write your letter to parents.
  • Nut-free schools: letters to parents
    Download and adapt our template letter to let parents and carers know about your 'no nuts' policy. See examples of how other schools communicate about allergies and high-risk foods.
  • Online safety: involving parents and carers
    Help parents keep their children safe online by engaging them in discussions about online safety. Download and share factsheets about online safety concerns, see examples of letters to parents, and read our tips on working with parents with EAL.
  • Parent factsheet: cost-of-living support
    As the cost-of-living crisis continues to squeeze families' wallets, share our factsheet with parents and carers to let them know what practical and financial support is available to them.
  • Parent governor/trustee elections: documents
    Check if you're responsible for organising parent governor/trustee elections, and use our template documents to save you time and make sure the process runs smoothly. Download our template letters to parents, ballot paper and candidate form.
  • Phonics screening check: information for parents
    Use our phonics screening check factsheet to explain the process to parents, including when they'll receive results and how they can help their child prepare at home. We also link to examples of how schools display this information online.
  • Uniform policy change: letter to parents
    Use our template letter to communicate changes to your uniform policy so parents understand how you're securing best value for money and know when the changes will come into force.