Statistics - national statistics

Pupil absence: autumn term 2009

This release reports absence during the autumn 2009 term in maintained primary schools, secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies in England.

Documents

Main Text: SFR14/2010

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National tables: SFR14/2010

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Local authority tables: SFR14/2010

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Pre-release access list: SFR14/2010

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Detail

Reference Id: SFR14/2010

Publication Type: Statistical First Release

Local Authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release Date: 26 May 2010

Coverage status: Final

Publication Status: Published

It is based on pupil level absence data collected via the spring 2010 school census. This release provides local level information on the rates of absence (authorised, unauthorised and overall) by type of school; number of persistent absentees and the number on track to becoming persistent absentees; and the proportion of absence by reason.

Data for autumn term 2008 were published in June 2009.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The overall absence rate has decreased slightly, going from 6.42% to 6.13%
  • The unauthorised absence rate has decreased, going from 0.98% to 0.93%

Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team
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schools.statistics@education.gsi.gov.uk

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