Collection

Statistics: pupil absence

Statistics on overall authorised and unauthorised pupil absences by school type, including persistent absentees and pupil characteristics.

Statistics from May 2010 onwards are available on GOV.UK. You can find our archived statistics on the National Archives. Note: the search function is not available on archived content so please use the filters on the left of each page.

The ‘Pupil absence in England: spring term’ statistical first release, previously published in August, has been discontinued. User feedback identified this as the least useful of the 4 pupil absence releases each year: it is followed in October by a far more comprehensive release of combined autumn/spring absence data. The 3 remaining releases are unaffected - specifically, the autumn term release, the combined autumn/spring term release and the full year release.

Statistics guidance

  1. Absence statistics guide

    • 19 May 2015
    • Guidance

Autumn term release

  1. Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2014

    • 21 May 2015
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2013

    • 30 May 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2012

    • 23 May 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  4. Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2011

    • 14 June 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  5. Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2010

    • 25 May 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  6. Pupil absence: autumn term 2009

    • 26 May 2010
    • Statistics - national statistics

Combined autumn and spring term release

  1. Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2013 and spring 2014

    • 15 October 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2012 and spring 2013

    • 15 October 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2011 and spring term 2012

    • 17 October 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  4. Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2010 and spring term 2011

    • 19 October 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  5. Pupil absence: schools in England - autumn term 2009 and spring term 2010

    • 19 October 2010
    • Statistics - national statistics

Full year release

  1. Pupil absence in schools in England: 2013 to 2014

    • 19 May 2015
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Pupil absence in schools in England: 2012 to 2013

    • 25 March 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. Pupil absence in schools in England, including pupil characteristics

    • 23 May 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  4. Pupil absence in schools in England, including pupil characteristics: academic year 2010 to 2011

    • 28 March 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  5. Pupil absence in schools in England, including pupil characteristics: academic year 2009 to 2010

    • 29 March 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics

Spring term release

This release has been discontinued following user feedback.

  1. Pupil absence in schools in England: spring term 2012

    • 30 August 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Pupil absence in schools in England: spring term, 2011

    • 24 August 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. Pupil absence in schools in England: spring term 2010

    • 25 August 2010
    • Statistics - national statistics