Schedule 9, Section 1.
(1) Section 443 of EA 1996 (offence: failure to comply with order) is amended as follows.
(2) Before subsection (1) there is inserted—
“(A1) A parent on whom a school attendance order is served in respect of a child by a local authority in England, and who fails to comply with the requirements of the order, is guilty of an offence unless—
(a) the parent proves that he is causing the child to receive suitable education, otherwise than at school, under section 19,
(b) the child is registered on the authority’s home education register, or
(c) the parent proves that the child is in the area of another authority, and the child is registered on that authority’s home education register.”