Statistics - national statistics

Pupil absence: schools in England - autumn term 2009 and spring term 2010

This release reports on pupil absence in maintained primary and secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies, across autumn term 2009 and spring term 2010.

Documents

Main text: SFR29/2010

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National tables: SFR29/2010

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Local authority tables: SFR29/2010

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Underlying data: SFR29/2010

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Pre-release access list: SFR29/2010

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Detail

Reference Id: SFR29/2010

Publication Type: Statistical First Release

Publication data: Underlying Statistical data

Local Authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release Date: 19 October 2010

Coverage status: Final

Publication Status: Published

It is based on pupil-level absence data collected via the school census for the two terms combined. The release provides information on the levels of absence (authorised, unauthorised and overall) by type of school, absence by reason and summary statistics on persistent absentees.

Some absence by pupil characteristics tables have been included for the first time in the combined autumn and spring term statistical first releaase (SFR).

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The overall absence rate has decreased, going from 6.31% to 6.04%
  • The unauthorised absence rate has decreased, going from 1.03% to 1.01%

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