19th June 2015
The government recently announced changes to absentee thresholds which take effect in September 2015.
Currently pupil has to be absent for 56 sessions (28 days) of school to be classified as persistently absent. This represents an attendance rate of 85% However from the beginning of the next academic year, 2015 to 2016, the government is reducing the persistent absence threshold from to 10 per cent, or 90% attendance.
For more details please see the following document: