An annual report showing data on authorised and unauthorised absenteeism by pupils of compulsory school age.

Key points

  • In 2016/17, 5.1 per cent of half day sessions were missed due to overall absence and 1.1 per cent of half-day sessions were missed through unauthorised absence.
  • In general, overall absence has been falling since 2006/07. ┬áIn 2012/13 overall absenteeism rose slightly, but in 2013/14 and 2014/15 it fell again. Overall absence remained the same in 2016/17 as the previous two years.
  • The percentage of persistent absentees in primary schools remained the same in 2016/17.
  • The percentage of pupils with no absence decreased in 2016/17. The percentage of pupils missing more than 20 days also decreased in 2016/17.

Reports

Absenteeism from primary schools, September 2016 to August 2017
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Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Absenteeism from primary schools, September 2016 to August 2017: tables
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Primary school benchmarking, September 2016 to August 2017: tables
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Contact

Stephen Hughes

Tel: 0300 025 5060

Media

Tel: 0300 025 8099