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Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2015
Indicative figures on overall, authorised, unauthorised and persistent absence by school type.
This release provides information on the levels of overall, authorised and unauthorised absence in:
- state-funded primary schools
- state-funded secondary schools
- pupil referral units (these provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
It includes information on:
- reasons for absence
- persistent absence
The release uses pupil-level absence data that we collect in the school census.
School absence and exclusions team
Telephone: Delphine Robineau 020 7783 8223