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Connaught Bridge Closure from Monday 1 October for 3 week The Connaught Bridge by London City Airport has closed to vehicle traffic from today for the next three weeks. This is to allow maintenance work to the bridge. The pedestrian walkway beneath the road bridge remains open. While refurbishment work goes on traffic is being diverted via Gallions Roundabout, Woolwich Manor Way, Albert Road, and Connaught Road. Please allow extra time for any journeys in the area.​


Truancy is when your child misses school on a regular basis for no good reason. It is also called ‘unauthorised absence’.

Attending school

You must make sure your child gets a full-time education that meets their needs, for example, if they have special educational needs.

By law, all children who are registered at school must attend regularly. 

If your child is missing from school and we think you are not giving them home schooling, we or the school will contact you even if your child is only missing for a day.


Helping your child go to school

We work with parents and schools to make sure children attend school regularly and on time. We also offer support to:

  • to help them overcome the difficulties which prevent children and young people from attending school regularly
  • make home visits and arrange appointments at school or our offices
  • refer them to another service, if extra support is needed.
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