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Data on authorised and unauthorised absenteeism by pupils of compulsory school age for September 2018 to August 2019.

 

Main points

  • In 2018/19, 5.4% of half day sessions were missed due to overall absence and 1.4% of half-day sessions were missed through unauthorised absence.
  • In general, overall absence has been falling since 2006/07.
  • Overall absence decreased in 2018/19 after increasing in 2017/18.
  • Unauthorised absence increased in 2018/19 by 0.1 percentage points following a larger increase of 0.2 percentage points in 2017/18.
  • The percentage of pupils in primary schools who were persistent absentees increased in both 2017/18 and 2018/19.
  • The percentage of pupils with no absence increased in 2018/19, and the percentage of pupils missing more than 20 days decreased.

Reports

Absenteeism from primary schools, September 2018 to August 2019
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Absenteeism from primary schools, September 2018 to August 2019: notes
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Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Absenteeism from primary schools, September 2018 to August 2019: tables
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Primary school benchmarking, September 2018 to August 2019: tables
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Contact

Stephen Hughes

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Media

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