Truancy and children missing education

Definitions

Truancy

Sometimes your child will choose not to go to school during term time or will leave school during the day without the school's permission. This is called truancy.

Children missing education

Within Rochdale borough, we separate children missing education into 2 categories, child missing from education (CME) and child missing out on education (CMOoE).

  • CME: someone of compulsory school age not on a school roll and after reasonable enquiries still can't be located.
  • CMOoE: someone of compulsory school age who we know of and can locate but isn't attending school for some reason.