We work with children, their families and other agencies to help make sure that all children receive an education.
Attendance guidance for schools
The Code of Conduct is suspended until further notice due to the Coronavirus.
Attendance Guidance for Schools and
Penalty Notice Code of Conduct on managing attendance and punctuality and developing a school attendance policy.
Penalty notice and enforcement data
|Academic Year||Penalty Notice fines issued for unauthorised absence ||Penalty Notice fines issued for unauthorised leave of absence||Cases prepared for Court under s4441 or s4441A Education Act 1996||Total received by Merton from Penalty Notice fines||Total fines imposed by the Courts|
|2012/2013||145 combined, not recorded separately|| ||35||£3450*||£1660|
* This figure is set by the Government. The following increases were implemented in 2013. £50 paid within 28 days to £60 paid within 21 days. £100 paid within 42 days to £120 paid within 28 days.
Penalty notice fines for unauthorised leave of absence are issued for 5 day absences or more in any rolling four month period.
Fines imposed by the Courts are payable directly to them not Merton.
Children not collected from school
This document sets out procedures to be followed should any pupil not be collected from a school, setting or after school childcare provision at the usual times.
This policy has been agreed between Merton Council’s Children, Schools and Families Department, Merton Local Safeguarding Children Board and the Metropolitan Police.
Children not collected from school: joint policy agreement
Education Welfare Service
Merton Civic Centre
Telephone: 020 8545 4021