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An annual report showing data on authorised and unauthorised absenteeism by pupils of compulsory school age, including information on school type, gender, free school meal eligibility and length of absence.
- In 2014/15, 6.2 per cent of half-day school sessions were missed due to overall absence and 1.3 per cent of half-day school sessions were missed due to unauthorised absence from maintained secondary, special and independent schools..
- In general, overall absence has been falling since 2005/06. In 2014/15, overall absenteeism continued to fall, dropping by 0.2 percentage points since the previous year. Although unauthorised absenteeism did not change between 2012/13 and 2014/15, if you compare it with 2007/08, over seven years it has decreased by 0.5 percentage points.
- The percentage of persistent absentees in maintained secondary schools has decreased every year since 2007/08. It is now less than half what it was seven years ago, showing a drop of 5.5 percentage points from 10.0 per cent in 2007/08 to 4.5 per cent in 2014/15.
- More than 61 per cent of absenteeism was due to illness.
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