This release provides information on the levels of overall, authorised and unauthorised absence in:
- state-funded primary schools
- state-funded secondary schools
- special schools
It includes information on:
- reasons for absence
- persistent absence
- pupil characteristics
- absence information for pupil referral units
The information is based on pupil level absence data collected via the school census.
It updates and supplements information published in the October 2015 release ‘Pupil absence in schools in England, autumn 2014 and spring 2015’.
A guide on how we produce pupil absence statistics is also available.