This release reports on pupil absence in primary and secondary schools in the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

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National and local authority tables

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National and local authority tables

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Underlying data

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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
  • state-funded special schools

It includes information on:

  • reasons for absence
  • persistent absentees
  • pupil characteristics
  • absence information for pupil referral units
  • absence by term

The information is based on pupil level absence data collected via the School Census.

It updates and supplements information published in the October 2019 release - Pupil absence in schools in England, autumn 2018 and spring 2019.

A guide on how we produce pupil absence statistics is also available.

School census statistics team

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Telephone: Mark Pearson 0370 000 2288

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Published 26 March 2020