National Statistics

Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2010

Levels of overall, authorised and unauthorised absence by school type, with indicative statistics on persistent absentees.

Documents

Main text: SFR07/2011

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National tables: SFR07/2011

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Local authority tables: SFR07/2011

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Underlying data: SFR07/2011

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Pre-release access list: SFR07/2011

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Details

Reference Id: SFR07/2011

Publication Type: Statistical First Release

Publication data: Underlying Statistical data

Local Authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release Date: 25 May 2011

Coverage status: Final

Publication Status: Published

It is based on absence data at pupil level, collected via the spring 2011 school census. This release provides information at local level on the rates of absence (authorised, unauthorised and overall) by type of school, number of persistent absentees and the number on track to becoming persistent absentees; and the proportion of absence by reason.

Data for autumn term 2009 was published in May 2010.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The overall absence rate has decreased, going from 6.13% to 6.11%
  • The authorised absence rate has decreased, going from 5.20% to 5.07%
  • The unauthorised absence rate has increased, going from 0.93% to 1.04%

Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team
01325 735478

schools.statistics@education.gsi.gov.uk

Published 25 May 2011