My granddaughter started nursery in September and the school has sent a letter ssaying that her attendance at 79% is seen as too low and she has persistant absense. They ask us to ensure her attendance improves? She has had asthma since she was 12 months old. She has attacks about once a month and has needed a couple of days off with these. She's been in hospital twice during the autumn term. We sent her back after her last time in hospital but they had to send her home as she was struggling at school. My daughter has spoken to the Head Teacher so she is aware of the problem. All the Head said was that places at the nursery are oversubscribed and that she should make sure she attends as she is taking a place which could be given to a child who would have better attendacne. Can they exclude her and give her place to soemone else? Any advice? My daughter is now worried as this is the school she should be attending from next september - can they refuse her a place in reception if her attendance doesn't improve? Any advice - this seems wrong as we want her in school, she enjoys it and has only missed school when she's had an attack! Sorry for the long message but this is worrying us. We had no problem at her sure start nursery but can see real problems as she moves through school!