Most children will attempt to refuse to go to school at some time or other; often complaining of stomach aches or other illnesses to excuse them from school for a day or so. They then return to school with no problems.
Children who are very anxious, have problems with social relationships, are bullied, have poor literacy or numeracy skills, or who become disaffected, may refuse to go to school for prolonged periods.
The school refuser may remain at home with their parent's knowledge or may set off for school as normal but truant during the day.
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