Statistics - national statistics

Neighbourhood statistics: small area pupil absence by pupil characteristics in England - academic year 2008 to 2009

These tables provide information for the academic year 2008 to 2009 on institution-based and pupil residency-based small area pupil absence.

Documents

Overall absence 1: SFR12/2010

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Overall absence 2: SFR12/2010

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Persistent absence 1: SFR12/2010

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Persistent absence 2: SFR12/2010

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Pre-release access list: SFR12/2010

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Detail

Reference Id: SFR12/2010

Publication Type: Statistical First Release

Local Authority data: LAD data

Region: England

Release Date: 26 May 2010

Coverage status: Final

Publication Status: Published

The pupil residency based tables are broken down by gender, free school meal eligibility and ethnicity. These latest statistics complement the 2007 to 2008 absence figures which were previously published on 9 July 2009.

The following data is available:

  • Pupil absence in schools referenced by location of educational institution at national, regional, local authority district (LAD) and middle layer super output area (MSOA) level.
  • Pupil absence in schools by gender, referenced by location of pupil residence, at national, regional, LAD, MSOA and lower layer super output area level.
  • Pupil absence in schools by ethnic group referenced by location of pupil residence, at national, regional, district LAD and MSOA level.
  • Pupil absence in schools by free school meal eligibility referenced by location of pupil residence, at national, regional, LAD and MSOA level.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The tables reinforce messages in previous publications about patterns of absence and the relationship between absence and pupil characteristics (gender, free school meal eligibility and ethnic group) at national, regional and local level.
  • Resident girls have higher levels of overall absence than boys. The difference in overall absence between girls and boys is largest in the south-west and lowest in London.
  • Resident pupils known to be eligible for free school meals have higher levels of overall absence in every local authority district than those known not to be eligible for free school meals.
  • Resident Chinese pupils have the lowest levels of overall absence across all regions.

Jonathan Souppouris
0207 340 8043

Jonathan.Souppouris@education.gsi.gov.uk