September Guarantee


DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

All young people will receive a guaranteed offer of learning by the end of the September after they complete Year 11. This guarantee will be repeated when they complete Year 12.

This commitment is known as the September Guarantee and has four parts:

  • identifying every young person in Years 11 and 12 and ensuring they receive the information, advice and guidance they need to apply for appropriate post-16 provision
  • making an offer of a place in learning that takes account of the young person’s needs
  • recording offers made to young people so that those who have not received an offer can be identified and given ongoing support to make applications
  • ensuring that there are sufficient, appropriate places.

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