Consultation on New School Attendance Policy

Closed 16 Nov 2021

Opened 14 Oct 2021


Good school attendance is the foundation of our ambition for our children and young people to reach their full potential and is fundamental to Getting it Right for Every Child and raising attainment for all. We recognise that promoting good school attendance can be a complex and multi-faceted issue and, in the production of this policy and associated procedures, a multi-agency approach has been adopted including input from Children’s Services and Police Scotland.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to schools about positive approaches to promoting school attendance, school attendance procedures and alternative attendance arrangements. Staff in Early Learning and Childcare (ELCC) settings may find this policy useful as an indicator of good practice in the promotion of attendance and the prevention and reduction of absence.

We want to hear your views on this policy (which can be found at the bottom of this page) and would appreciate if you could complete the associated survey with your feedback.


  • All Areas


  • Children & Young People
  • Parents & Carers
  • School staff
  • Unions


  • Education