School Attendance

Part of Education – in the House of Commons at on 29 January 2024.

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Photo of Jill Mortimer Jill Mortimer Conservative, Hartlepool

In Hartlepool, we have seen a rising number of parents and guardians opting for home-school education. As of November, that number had increased to 186, more than tripling in four years. In addition, we have a huge number of children who simply do not turn up at school. Will my right hon. Friend please share the steps that he is taking alongside Hartlepool Borough Council to ensure that those children are receiving a fair and decent education?