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Children Missing from Education (CME)

School-aged children living in the Dudley borough have the right to receive an education. If for any reason a child "falls out" of the school system they are classed as "children missing from education".

This could be because they have: 

  • moved to a new area and not been registered at a new school
  • failed to complete a transition to a new school (e.g. between primary and secondary
  • ceased to attend school
  • been excluded from school
  • been unofficially removed from a school roll
  • never entered the system at statutory school age

If you have moved into Dudley and have school-aged children who need a school place, contact the School Admissions.  If your child has been excluded from school and you need some advice, contact the Exclusion Officer.

We are concerned about any child or young person who does not have access to education.  These children can be amongst the most vulnerable in the country, and it is essential that all services work together, across all local authorities to identify and re-engage these children back into appropriate education provision as quickly as possible.

If you are aware of a child who is not receiving education please inform us.

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For further information please visit: GOV.UK