5 Reasons why you might not be in school 

  1. being off sick from school
  2. anxiety about school or changes in your routine  
  3. you’re caring for someone at home who needs you to be there because of illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction (this is called being a young carer).
  4. being a young Traveller whose family lives in different places through the year
  5. being excluded from school.