Children missing education - new pupil registration requirements

In July 2016 the government published their response to the consultation on improving information in identifying children missing education. As a result, the regulations for reporting joiners and leavers changed as of 1 September 2016.

We have produced a SIMS.net report (zip) to collect this information from your MIS, although some information will need to be added manually.

No SIMS? Schools that do not use SIMS should complete the excel spreadsheet

All schools should run an initial report in order that we can collect information regarding your joiners and leavers from 1 September. Subsequent reports should be run for weeks in which you have had joiners/leavers and submitted by close of business on the following Monday.

The how to document (pdf) reminds SIMS schools how to import the report, but also gives further information about how to complete it that will be useful to all schools.

Completed reports/spreadsheets should be returned by secure email to cme@ealing.gov.uk.

DfE links

Response to the consultation on improving information in identifying children missing education:
Consultation outcome: identifying children who are missing education (GOV.UK)

This resulted in amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 (legislation.gov.uk).

The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 and (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (legislation.gov.uk).

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Last updated: 19 Oct 2021