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Absenteeism by pupil characteristics

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  • Release date: 18 March 2015
  • Period covered: 2009/10-2013/14
A report which presents data on absenteeism by persistent absentees and all pupils of compulsory school age (5-15) in maintained primary and secondary schools.

Key points

  • In 2013/14, Newport had the highest percentage of persistent absentees from primary schools. Blaenau Gwent had the highest percentage from secondary schools.
  • Illness, medical/dental appointments and family holidays were less common as reasons for absence among persistent absentees than all pupils.
  • Persistent absenteeism was more common among pupils entitled to free school meals or with special educational needs.
  • Overall absence rates were also higher among pupils entitled to free school meals or with special educational needs.

Contact

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Email: school.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk