Part-time timetables

Department for Education guidance states that all pupils of compulsory school age are entitled to a full time education.

Schools may in exceptional circumstances decide that for a short period a part-time timetable will be the best way to meet a child's needs. Arrangements must be agreed with parents/carers and have a time limit. Schools must record the sessions when the child is not in school through the agreement as an authorised absence.

To meet Ofsted requirements, schools of all types (including independent schools) must report part-time arrangements to us. We then add the child to our Children Missing Out On Education (CMOOE) database. Schools must then update us monthly so we can take further action if needed.  

Report a child on a part-time timetable (schools only)   

Page last reviewed: 17 November 2020