An annual report showing data on authorised and unauthorised absenteeism by pupils of compulsory school age.
- 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. In 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.
Datasets and interactive tools
Absenteeism from primary schools, September 2016 to August 2017: tables
file type: ODS, file size: 32 KB
Primary school benchmarking, September 2016 to August 2017: tables
file type: ODS, file size: 37 KB
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