To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in each decile of area deprivation by (a) pupil residence and (b) school location were classified as persistent absentees in each of the last three years.
The information requested is shown in the following table for 2006/07 only. Information for previous years is not available.
|Number and percentage( 1) of persistent absentees in schools( 2,3 ) by IDACI decile( 4) of pupil residence( 5 ) and school location, 2006/07|
|By pupil residence||By school location|
|0-10% most deprived areas||60,249||7.4||33,296||5.4|
|90-100% least deprived areas||8,510||1.5||20,863||3.2|
|(1) Number of Persistent Absentees expressed as a percentage of the total number of enrolments. |
(2) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(3) School coverage is maintained primary and secondary schools, maintained and non-maintained special schools, city technology colleges and academies. Excludes general hospital schools.
(5) Pupil residency figures include only those pupils with a valid postcode.