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 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*

* Login required: To access the spreadsheet you will need to have an EGfL user account. If you do not have a user account, email

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 on S2S as generic file upload and named 307NNNN_307LLLL_NNNNddmmyy, (Replace NNNN with the DFE number of your school, and ddmmyy with the date you are sending the file back).

If for any reason you are unable to upload to S2S, the information can be sent by email to Please ensure that you use Egress to send this information securely. Please do not duplicate information by sending to both the CME inbox and uploading to S2S.

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 (

The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 and (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (

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Last updated: 16 Feb 2021