This release reports absence during the spring 2009 term in maintained primary, secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies in England. It is based on pupil level absence data collected via the summer 2009 School Census. This release provides local level information on the rates of absence (authorised, unauthorised and overall) by type of school 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.
Data for spring term 2008 were published in July 2008.
Andrew Clarke - Schools Statistical Team
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