Compulsory education and absenteeism

Children are required by law to attend school from the age of 5, until they achieve a diploma (basic qualification) or reach the age of 18. For schoolchildren up to the age of 16, this is known as compulsory education. For those aged between 16 and 18, this is known as qualification requirement. Is your child unable to attend school? Always inform the school in this case. If a pupil is often absent, or plays truant, the school will report this to the school attendance officer.

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