Statistics - national statistics

Pupil absence in schools in England, including pupil characteristics: academic year 2009 to 2010

This statistical first release (SFR) reports on absence in primary, secondary and special schools, city technology colleges and academies during the 2009/10 school year.

Documents

Main text: SFR03/2011

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email Publishing.team@education.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Main text: SFR03/2011"), and its reference (Unique reference: SFR03/2011).

National tables: SFR03/2011

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email Publishing.team@education.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("National tables: SFR03/2011").

Local tables: SFR03/2011

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email Publishing.team@education.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Local tables: SFR03/2011").

Additional tables 1: SFR03/2011

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email Publishing.team@education.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Additional tables 1: SFR03/2011").

Additional tables 2: SFR03/2011

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email Publishing.team@education.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Additional tables 2: SFR03/2011").

Underlying data: SFR03/2011

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email Publishing.team@education.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Underlying data: SFR03/2011").

Pre-release access list: SFR03/2011

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email Publishing.team@education.gsi.gov.uk quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Pre-release access list: SFR03/2011").

Detail

Reference Id: SFR03/2011

Publication Type: Statistical First Release

Publication data: Underlying Statistical data

Local Authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release Date: 29 March 2011

Coverage status: Final

Publication Status: Published

It updates and supplements information published in the October release - ‘Pupil absence in schools in England, autumn term 2009 and spring term 2010’. It is based on pupil level absence data collected via the school census. The release provides information on the levels of absence (authorised, unauthorised and overall) by type of school; absence rates by pupil characteristics (such as gender, free school meal eligibility, ethnic group and special educational needs); the percentage of pupils by number of days absence; as well as summary statistics on persistent absentees (the percentage of absence these pupils account for; their characteristics; the number of schools where the percentage of persistent absentees falls within certain ranges; and information on the reasons for absence).

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The authorised absence rate has decreased, going from 5.21% to 5.00%.
  • The unauthorised absence rate has decreased, going from 1.05% to 1.04%.
  • The overall absence rate has decreased, going from 6.27% to 6.04%.
  • The persistent absence rate has decreased, going from 3.3% to 2.9%.

Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team
01325 735478

schools.statistics@education.gsi.gov.uk

Help us improve GOV.UK

Please don't include any personal or financial information, for example your National Insurance or credit card numbers.