The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Notifications of Parental Responsibility (NPRs)

Guidance for Schools & Colleges

An NPR is a legal document that notifies parents and carers of their legal obligations with regards to regular school attendance. NPRs can be issued by the local authority in circumstances of very irregular school attendance. Educational provisions can apply for NPRs to be issued, providing the absences have not been authorised and interventions such as school meetings and home visits have been undertaken. For some parents, NPRs can enable and empower them to become more involved in their child's education, focusing their attention on their roles and responsibilities as parents.