This release reports absence during the autumn 2007 term in maintained primary, secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies in England. It is based on pupil level absence data collected via the spring 2008 School Census. This release provides local level information on the rates of absence (authorised, unauthorised and overall) by type of school; number of enrolments missing more than 27 or 63 sessions; and the proportion of absence by reason.
This is not a National Statistics publication. The statistics are presented as emerging findings and have been released to help planning, to study trends and to monitor outcomes of initiatives and interventions on pupil attendance. This is the third in a series of termly report on pupil absence. Absence data for 2005/06 were not released on a termly basis as it was the first year of collection.
Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team
Telephone: 01325 735478
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