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EU student funding guarantee for Welsh universities announced
EU students applying for a place at Welsh universities for the 2018/19 academic year will be eligible for financial support, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams announced today (Mon 24 April).
- Over £1m of Welsh Government funding helps children get a Flying Start
- Swansea based Oyster Bay Systems expands and set to create 19 new jobs with Welsh Government support
- EU student funding guarantee for Welsh universities announced
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Final Budget 2017-18 »
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Absenteeism from schools by pupil Characteristics
Data on absenteeism by persistent absentees and all pupils of compulsory school age (5-15) in maintained primary and secondary schools.
- In general, unauthorised absence did not change in secondary schools in 2015/16, but it decreased for pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs or School Action Plus.
- Illness, medical/dental appointments, family holidays, and religious observance were less common as reasons for absence among persistent absentees than all pupils.
- The percentage of persistent absentees increased for maintained primary schools but continued to fall in maintained secondary schools.
- Carmarthenshire had the highest percentage of persistent absentees from primary schools. Newport had the highest percentage from secondary schools.
- Persistent absenteeism was more common among pupils eligible for free school meals or with special educational needs.
- Overall absence rates were also higher among pupils eligible for free school meals or with special educational needs.
Data is published annually alternating between a full report and a set of Excel tables.
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