School attendance and absence

You must make sure your child gets a full-time education that meets their needs. You can send your child to school or educate them yourself.

Children must get an education between the school term after their fifth birthday and the last Friday in June in the school year they turn 16.

If you’re having trouble getting your child to go to school, the school and local council can help.

We can use various legal powers if your child is missing school without a good reason.

Contact us

Email the education welfare team
Telephone: 020 8583 6600
Education Welfare
Hounslow House
7 Bath Road
​​​​TW3 3EB

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