National Statistics

Attendance at grant-aided primary, post-primary and special schools: 2015 to 2016 - summary statistics

The purpose of this statistical first release is to present basic attendance figures for schools for the 2015/16 academic year.



Attendance data for the 2015/16 academic year was collected from all grant-aided primary, post-primary and special schools via the school census in October 2016. 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 2017.

Published 26 January 2017