Your legal responsibilities


Apply for your child’s primary school place: If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, then they are due to start primary school in September 2020. Don’t miss the deadline on 15 January 2020.

By law, all children between 5 and 16 must receive a full time education. Parents must make sure this happens, either:

  • at school,
  • through alternative provision, or
  • a suitable full time home education.

The Education Support, Behaviour and Attendance Service (ESBAS) can give you advice and support.

If you do not ensure your child receives education, we may take legal action. For example we may issue a penalty notice.


or phone 01273 481967