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School Attendance

By law, all children of compulsory school age (5 to 16) must receive a suitable full-time education. Parents have a legal responsibility to make sure this happens – either by registering their child at a school or by making other arrangements to give them a suitable, full-time education. Once a child is registered at a school, the parent is legally responsible for making sure they attend regularly. It is the duty of the parent of every child of compulsory school age to ensure that he/she receives efficient full-time education suitable to the child’s age, ability and aptitude. If the child is a registered pupil at school, this means regular attendance at that school and at the times prescibed by the school in agreement with the local authority. In Ceredigion, the Education Inclusion Service is responsible for ensuring that schools adhere to their statutory duties with regard to attendance, and the service works closely with schools and other partner agencies to support parents in ensuring that they fulfil their legal responsibility.

Code of Conduct for Penalty Notices – Ceredigion County Council


Email: Stuart.Bradley@ceredigion.gov.uk
Telephone: 01970 633619
Post: Education Inclusion Service
Learning Services
Canolfan Rheidol
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 3UE