Attendance data for the 2013/14 academic year was collected from all grant-aided primary, post-primary and special schools via the school census in October 2014. The purpose of this statistical first release is to present basic attendance figures for schools for the 2013/14 academic year. It includes information on the levels of absence, type of absence and reason for absence. A further release containing a more detailed set of tables, including absence by pupil characteristics, will be published by the end of February 2015.
Breach of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics
Due to a technical issue, the publication “Attendance at grant aided primary, post-primary and special schools in Northern Ireland 2013/14: Summary statistics” was not published at 9.30am, contrary to Protocol 2 Practice 4 of the code. The breach has been reported to the Chief Executive of NISRA.