School attendance guidance

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COVID-19 crisis

Harrow Council is committed to ensuring parents are not penalised due to the COVID-19 crisis and as such there will be:

  • no fines or prosecutions for non attendance due to COVID-19
  • no new fines or prosecutions from 16 March until further notice

Any fines or cases already issued prior to the COVID-19 crisis will remain valid.

The school attendance guidance has been created to support all Harrow Schools in ensuring they achieve the best possible attendance rates. The links between poor attendance at school and low academic achievement are compelling and serve to remind us of the need to ensure a whole school approach exists around this important area.

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