School registers and national thresholds for legal intervention

Closed 29 Jul 2022

Opened 17 Jun 2022


We're seeking views on new regulations for keeping school registers and draft thresholds for legal interventions to improve consistency across England.

Why your views matter

Accurate recording and sharing of attendance data is crucial and the recent white paper committed to modernising the regulatory system for recording and sharing data. This consultation seeks views on the proposed new rules.

Following public consultation in February 2022, the Secretary of State committed to introduce a new national framework for the use of legal interventions for absence and excluded pupils in public places during the first 5 days of exclusion.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Local authorities


  • Education
  • Attendance and absence