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Statistics: pupil attendance and absence

Fortnightly pupil attendance statistics and autumn, spring and autumn, and annual pupil absence statistics.

Pupil attendance statistics

Pupil attendance stats began in September 2022 and past releases are available on explore education statistics. These statistics are derived from regular data automatically submitted daily to the department by participating schools. Pupil attendance publication figures are published fortnightly. They can be an early indicator for the more detailed but less regular pupil absence statistics.

These continue a series of pupil attendance statistics released between 2020 and 2022 which were sourced from the daily education settings status form and monthly local authority early years survey.

Pupil absence statistics

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

Pupil absence publication statistics are derived from the termly school census. We no longer publish spring term pupil absence statistics in August. There are 3 pupil absence releases: autumn term (published in May), combined autumn and spring term release (published in October) and the full year release (published in March.

Statistics guidance

Pupil attendance fortnightly release

Pupil absence autumn term release

Pupil absence combined autumn and spring term release

Pupil absence full year release

Pupil absence spring term release

This release has been discontinued following user feedback.

Published 15 October 2013
Last updated 12 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added pupil attendance statistics.

  2. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2021 and spring 2022'.

  3. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2021'.

  4. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: 2020 to 2021'.

  5. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2020 and spring 2021'.

  6. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2020' to the 'Autumn-term release' section.

  7. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2019'.

  8. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: 2018 to 2019' to the collection.

  9. Added Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2018 and spring 2018.

  10. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2018'.

  11. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: 2017 to 2018'.

  12. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2017 and spring term 2018'

  13. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2017'.

  14. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: 2016 to 2017' statistical release.

  15. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2016 and spring 2017'.

  16. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2016'.

  17. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: 2015 to 2016'.

  18. Added: 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2015 and spring 2016'.

  19. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2015'.

  20. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: 2014 to 2015' to 'Full-year release' section.

  21. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2014 and spring 2015'.

  22. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2014'.

  23. Added 'Absence statistics guide'.

  24. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: 2013 to 2014' to the collection.

  25. Added 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2013 and spring 2014' to the collection.

  26. Added statistics for 'Pupil absence in schools in England: 2012 to 2013'.

  27. First published.