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By law, children of compulsory school age - five to 16 years - who are registered at a school must attend daily.

Parents or carers are responsible for ensuring that their child attends unless there is a valid reason for their absence.

All North Yorkshire schools retain records of a child's attendance, which will be shown on his or her school reports and records of achievement. The government issues guidelines on school attendance, which all schools and parents must follow. You can find more information at the Department for Education website.

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This page was last updated on 1 October 2013