National Statistics

Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2012 and spring 2013

This release reports on pupil absence in primary and secondary schools in the autumn and spring terms of the 2012 to 2013 academic year.


Main text: SFR39/2013

National tables: SFR39/2013

Local authority tables: SFR39/2013


This release reports on pupil absence in maintained primary and secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies across autumn term 2012 and spring term 2013.

It is based on pupil-level absence data collected via the school census for the two terms combined. The release provides information on the levels of absence (overall, authorised and unauthorised) by type of school and absence by reason, with summary statistics on persistent absentees.


Queries should be directed to:

Andrew Clarke

Published 15 October 2013