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.
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.