- Where a pupil is in
self-isolation, in accordance with latest information and advice from
Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the pupil
should be recorded as unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances in
the attendance register. Code Y (Unable to attend due to exceptional
circumstances) should be used in this instance.
- If a pupil does not attend
school, despite the school operating as usual and the pupil is not
self-isolating, they should be marked as absent. It is for headteachers to
determine whether or not the absence is authorised depending on the
- Where a pupil cannot attend
school due to illness, as normally would happen, the pupil should be
recorded as absent in the attendance register and the school will
authorise the absence. Code I (Illness) should be used in this instance.