National Statistics

Pupil absence in schools in England: spring term 2011

Absence in local-authority-maintained primary and secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies.

Documents

Main tables: SFR19/2011

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Additional tables 1: SFR19/2011

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Additional tables 2: SFR19/2011

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Underlying data: SFR19/2011

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Pre-release access list: SFR19/2011

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Detail

Reference Id: SFR19/2011

Publication Type: Statistical First Release

Local Authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release Date: 24 August 2011

Coverage status: Final

Publication Status: Published

It is based on absence data at pupil level collected via the summer 2011 school census. This release provides information at local level on the rates of absence (authorised, unauthorised and overall) by type of school and the proportion of absence by reason.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The overall absence rate has decreased, going from 5.92% to 5.42%
  • The authorised absence rate has decreased, going from 4.81% to 4.41%
  • The unauthorised absence rate has decreased, going from 1.12% to 1.01%.

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