National Statistics

Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2018 and spring 2019

The release reports on pupil absence in primary, secondary and special schools in autumn and spring terms of the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

Documents

Pupil absence in autumn 2018 and spring 2019: text

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Pupil absence in autumn 2018 and spring 2019: tables

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Pupil absence in autumn 2018 and spring 2019: underlying data

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Details

This release provides information on the levels of overall, authorised and unauthorised absence in:

  • state-funded primary schools
  • state-funded secondary schools
  • special schools
  • pupil referral units

It includes information on:

  • reasons for absence
  • persistent absentees
  • pupil characteristics

The information is based on pupil level absence data collected via the school census.

It updates and supplements information published in the May 2019 release - ‘Pupil absence in schools in England, autumn term 2018’.

A guide on how we produce pupil absence statistics is also available.

School census statistics team

Published 10 October 2019