Dr. Lish published an article on PsychologyEverywhere.com, discussing why children refuse to go to school. There are various factors that can lead to a child refusing to go to school, including social, educational, and mental health and/or substance abuse factors.
For example, regarding educational factors, Dr. Lish writes,
Children and teenagers with learning disabilities can have a difficult time being in school. […]This is frustrating to the child because even when they do succeed in learning it can feel like a failure. When school work is very hard, many children simply do not want to be there.
When your child refuses to go to school, it is imperative to understand what it is they’re struggling with and how to help them in the best way that works for them. This way, they have the best chance of achieving success and happiness in life.