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Nottingham City Education Welfare

Local Authority Attendance Advice

In Nottingham, Education Welfare Officers work closely with schools and families to resolve attendance issues.


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Nottingham City- Attendance information


Schools will refer pupils to the Education Welfare Service if:

  • a pattern of irregular attendance, lateness or persistent absenteeism is either continuing or worsening
  • parents do not accept their responsibilities for ensuring their child attends school and are refusing to discuss ways of improving attendance with the school


For more information, please contact the Education Welfare Service;

Phone: 0115 876 2965


Taking action


We want all parents to understand that the City Council will take action when a child is persistently absent without agreement from the school. Through the courts, this could be a fine of up to £2,500 or even prison.

We are aware that this is a hard line to take, but missing school can seriously harm your child's education.