Severely Absent Pupils

Part of Education – in the House of Commons at 2:33 pm on 23rd May 2022.

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Secretary of State for Education 2:33 pm, 23rd May 2022

I am delighted to confirm that, as my right hon. Friend knows, we are bringing forward legislative measures to establish a local authority registration system, but that is for the future. Those GCSE, AS-level and A-level students sitting exams this year have been given advance information to help them focus, and to give them the confidence to come in and take exams this year. We are also working to make sure that the alliance of national leaders across education is doing everything it can to deal with persistent absenteeism, and to make sure that all children are in school, which is the best place for them to be.