Attendance and the Law
The 1996 Education Act states: “The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable:
- To his age, ability and aptitude, and
- To any special educational needs he may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise”.
It is a legal obligation of all parents/guardians/carers to ensure their child attends regularly, by law all children of compulsory school age must get a proper full time education.