This release reports on pupil absence in primary and secondary schools in the 2015 to 2016 academic year.
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 2016 release ‘Pupil absence in schools in England, autumn 2015 and spring 2016’.
A guide on how we produce pupil absence statistics is also available.
School absence and exclusions team
Telephone: Laura Selby 07384 237 142