It is the responsibility of the Parents/Guardians to ensure that their child attends school. Truancy is not tolerated by the school.
It is illegal for children under the age of 16 to miss school without a valid reason.
In the case of systematic or prolonged absence the school has a duty to report the child and Parents/Guardians to Birmingham City Council Social Services. This could then lead to prosecution.
Children who are to remain absent due to a valid reason must inform the school at the earliest possibility and must bring in an absent note signed by the Parents/Guardians upon return.