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Persistent absence and support for disadvantaged pupils

Inquiry

The Education Committee has launched an inquiry into persistent absence and support for disadvantaged pupils.

This inquiry will focus on the issue of persistent and severe absence in schools, with a focus on supporting disadvantaged pupils. The inquiry aims to examine the issue of persistent and severe absence and the factors causing it and to assess the likely impact and effectiveness of the Department’s proposed reforms on attendance. The inquiry will also assess the impact of interventions such as breakfast clubs, free school meals, holiday clubs, and after school clubs on improving attendance for disadvantaged pupils, and will develop recommendations as to how attendance can be improved, particularly for disadvantaged pupils.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry. You can submit evidence until 23:59 on Thursday 9 February 2023. Your submission should be no more than 3000 words.

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Thursday 9 February 2023.

Read the call for evidence before submitting

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Contact us

  • Email: educom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 2370 / For all media inquiries please contact Owen Sheppard sheppardo@parliament.uk / 020 7219 8895 and Billy Roberts robertsbc@parliament.uk / 0207 219 6113
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA