National Statistics

Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2016

National Statistics

Indicative figures on overall, authorised, unauthorised and persistent absence by school type.

Documents

Main text: SFR20/2017

National tables: SFR20/2017

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Underlying data: SFR20/2017

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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
  • 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