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New year - give school attendance 100%

Knowsley Council is encouraging pupils and their parents to make 100% school attendance their New Year’s resolution.


Parents and carers have a responsibility for making sure their child goes to school regularly and doesn’t miss out on their education.


Head Teachers will not authorise requests for days off in term-time, other than in exceptional circumstances, which do not include holidays, birthdays or visiting relatives. In addition, the council regularly monitors the school attendance of pupils and will work with the pupil, their parent or carer and the school to address any attendance issues at an early stage.


For further information, tips and advice on how to improve your child’s attendance, contact the School Inclusion Team on 0151 443 5147. In addition, an advice to parents leaflet can be downloaded from the council’s website –