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Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2009 and spring 2010
Pupil absence in primary and secondary schools in the autumn and spring terms of the 2009 to 2010 academic year.
Reference Id: SFR29/2010
Publication Type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Underlying Statistical data
Local Authority data: LA data
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