This statistical first release (SFR) reports absence during the autumn term 2010 in maintained primary schools, maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies in England.
Reference Id: SFR07/2011
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Underlying Statistical data
Local Authority data: LA data
Release Date: 25 May 2011
Coverage status: Final
Publication Status: Published
It is based on absence data at pupil level, collected via the spring 2011 school census. This release provides information at local level 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 2009 was published in May 2010.
The key points from the latest release are:
- The overall absence rate has decreased, going from 6.13% to 6.11%
- The authorised absence rate has decreased, going from 5.20% to 5.07%
- The unauthorised absence rate has increased, going from 0.93% to 1.04%
Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team