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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Children missing education (CME)

A child is considered to be missing education in Anglesey if they are of compulsory school age and are not on a school roll, local authority (LA) roll, or being educated at home by their parents (elective home education). 

The law

Section 436A of the Education Act 1999 as amended by section 4 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 places a duty on all local authorities requiring them to establish (so far as is possible to do so) the ‘identities of children in their area who are not receiving a suitable education’.

There are many reasons why children and young people 'fall out' of the education system and are at risk of 'going missing'. These range from failing to start in a new school or appropriate education provision to simply not re-registering at a new school when they move into the county.

If you have information about a child missing education

If you have any information about a child you think may be missing from school and not receiving a suitable education please contact Anglesey Education Department on 01248 752 901 or email