This Statistical First Release will provide information abount absence in schools in England for 2004/05. The information is based on data collected from the absence in school returns and is currently in the process of being checked by schools as part of the Achievement and Attainment tables exercise. This will contain statistics of authorised, unauthorised and total absences in maintained primary and maintained secondary schools analysed by Local Authority and Government Office Regions, together with a time series by main school type for all absences, authorised and unauthorised.

Contact details

Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team
Telephone: 01325 735478
Email: schools.statistics@education.gsi.gov.uk