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.