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    I'm not sure whether this question should be in this forum or in Life and Style/some other forum so I apologize in advance.

    So anyway, here's my question. My school wants each student to have an attendance of over 95% but right now I am at 92% which will probably get lower because I'm at home right now feeling ill
    The school has told us that they can fine us and send us to court if our attendance is not good, and this is making me really worried. I can not bring myself to go to school when I am ill or just depressed but I'm worried that they will actually take action. Is this unlikely? Also, is there a legal requirement that we have to be over that has nothing to do with what the school expects? For example, my school might want each student to have 95% but the government is fine with 85%?

    I think there is a higher concern about the sixth form possibly making the decision to kick you out of the school. It's doubtful that they will get the police to fine you even if you went down to 88%. If you have extenuating circumstances such as depression and you see a doctor, then it is likely that they will make an exception for your attendance, unless you fall behind to a point in which it isn't suitable for you to be out of school.

    Carry on working hard, show them that in your grades and try to get into school more often whenever possible!

    Edit: If you do live in the UK, here is the government recourse explaining the parental responsibility's with the attendance of their son/daughter. https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...y_guidance.pdf
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