The 1996 Education Act makes it very clear that parents must ensure that their child of school age receives regular, full time Education.

In September 2013 Legislation was updated. Head Teachers lost the autonomy to authorise term time holidays.

In April 2017, the Supreme Court held that attending school on every day that the school requires him/her to do so and failure to do this may lead to the commission of an offence.

Any pupil with less than 91% attendance must be referred to LA for persistent absenteeism.

Any pupil that is withheld from Education for a holiday for 5 days or more (doesn't need to be consecutive) during an Academic year will be referred to the LA.