Education support for children who cannot attend school due to medical needs

All schools in Buckinghamshire are required to ensure that all children with medical conditions are properly supported with their education.

What to do if your child will miss school

If you have concerns that your child may be absent from school, you should discuss this with your child’s school.

The school can advise on how they'll ensure that your child does not fall behind with their studies.

How we can help

We're responsible for arranging your child's education if your child:

  • is unable to attend school because of health reasons
  • has been away from school for 15 days or more due to their illness or injury

In these instances, we make arrangements for education to be provided by commissioning a:

  • home tuition service
  • hospital teaching service at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

See the guidance which explains how we'll arrange their education.