Pupil attendance and absence notifications

Pupils Not Attending Regularly (PNAR)

The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 Section 12 requires schools to inform the local authority of any pupils who have 10 or more consecutive school days absence without the school's permission. 

The current agreed criteria is to provide:

  • The name and address of any pupil who has missed school for 10 days or more without the absence being recorded as authorised.

Schools are also under a safeguarding duty, under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to investigate any unexplained absences. Schools can use the link below to report a pupil not attending regularly (PNAR).

Report a PNAR