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Children missing from education

A child must attend school from the term after they are 5 years old, to the last Friday in June in the academic year that they are 16 years old.

The principal role of Merton's Education Welfare Service is to promote and enforce regular and punctual school attendance. Our role is to support schools, parents and students to ensure that a child of compulsory school age has access to education and attends school regularly and punctually, or receives a suitable education other than at school.

If you have a concern about your child’s attendance you should speak to the school in the first instance.

Or download and return the form below, by email or by post

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Contact us

Education Welfare Service
10th Floor, Merton Civic Centre
London Road

Telephone: 020 8545 4021
Fax: 020 8545 3443

This page was last updated on Tuesday 17 January 2017

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