National Statistics

Pupil absence in schools in England: spring term 2010

This statistical first release (SFR) reports absence during the spring term 2010 in maintained primary, secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies in England.

Documents

Main text: SFR25/2010

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National and local authority tables: SFR25/2010

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Pre-release access list: SFR25/2010

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Detail

Reference Id: SFR25/2010

Publication Type: Statistical First Release

Local Authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release Date: 25 August 2010

Coverage status: Final

Publication Status: Published

It is based on pupil level absence data collected via the summer 2010 school census. It provides local authority level information on the rates of absence (authorised, unauthorised and overall) by type of school and the proportion of absence by reason.

Data for spring term 2009 was published in August 2009.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The overall absence rate has decreased, going from 6.18% to 5.92%
  • The unauthorised absence rate has increased, going from 1.10% to 1.12%

Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team
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schools.statistics@education.gsi.gov.uk