Children missing education (CME)

What are Children Missing Education (CME) and tell us about a child missing education.

Children missing education (CME) are children of compulsory school age who:

  • aren't on a school roll, and
  • aren't getting a suitable education other than at school

CME doesn't apply to children who are registered at a school but aren't attending regularly.

Before you fill in a form

If you're  a school staff member you must read:

The CME guidance does not apply to members of the public or other professionals. 

Tell us about a child missing education

Use this form when:

  • the pupil has moved out of the area and you have written confirmation of their new address
  • a parent has contacted your school about a place for a child living in Bristol who's not already on a school roll, and your school can't offer a place
  • you have reason to believe that a child living in Bristol doesn't have a school place

Independent schools only: use this form before deleting a pupil from roll, when the child:

  • is no longer a pupil at your school and
  • hasn't started in a new school

Tell us about a child missing education

Contact

Email: childrenmissingeducation@bristol.gov.uk

Telephone: 0117 352 1438

Named officers
Rachel Dolling: CME EWO rachel.dolling@bristol.gov.uk

Vanessa Davies: SEWO vanessa.davies@bristol.gov.uk