The meetings are to discuss a rewrite of the Education (England) (Pupil Registration) Regulations (2006) and how Local Authority attendance leads think the framework can be improved and strengthened.


It is clear that the Covid pandemic has exacerbated some of the issues relating to the school attendance system and this is a chance to learn lessons from how the legal framework for school attendance has functioned during Covid to help the DfE progress their thinking and build towards a system which remains fit for purpose.


The session will be an opportunity to have your say on what the role of the local authority is and should be in the attendance space and what regulations, powers and duties you think are needed to enable this. It will also be an opportunity for local authorities in your region to come together to share perspectives and experiences with the department and each other to feed into a conversation about the future shape of the school attendance system.


The DfE have sent the invitation to Attendance Leads via Directors of Children’s Services. Places are limited to one attendee per local authoritydue to regional coronavirus policies.






North East 

Durham Leadership Centre9 Enterprise Way, Spennymoor, England, DL16 6YP 

Tuesday 5 October 2021 


Yorkshire and the Humber 

Magna Science Adventure Centre 

Magna Way, S60 1FD 

Wednesday 6 October 2021 


North West 

Winter Gardens Blackpool 

97 Church Street, Blackpool, England, FY1 1HL 

Thursday 7 October 2021 


East Midlands 

Nottinghamshire County Hall 

County Hall, West Bridgford, England, NG2 7QP 

Monday 11 October 2021 


Outer London 

2 Bristol Avenue, London, England, NW9 4EW 

Monday 18 October 2021 


Inner London 

Camden Council5 Pancras Square, London, England, N1C 4AG 

Wednesday 20 October 2021 


East of England 

Maple Room  

The Leagrave Centre,  

Strangers Way,  


LU4 9ND 

Thursday 21 October 2021 


South West 


High Street, Bath, England, BA1 5AW 

Monday 25 October 2021 


West Midlands 

Birmingham City Council 

10 Woodcock Street, Birmingham, England, B7 4BL 

Wednesday 27 October 2021 


South East 

County Hall 

New Road, Oxford, England, OX1 1AY 

Thursday 28 October 2021