persistent truants or the effectiveness of any new school policies.
Truants at secondary schools said they truants at secondary schools said they truanted because they were bored with school.
However, despite a raft of punitive measures designed to bring persistent truants to book, the problem refuses to go away.
This will now target more than 10,000 serial truants who account for 1 in 5 of all instances of truancy in England.
Set up special centers or units for chronic truants.