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The most recent analysis on unauthorised absence has been published as part of the Statistical First Release (SFR) "Pupil Absence in Schools in England: Autumn Term 2009 and Spring Term 2010". This is available on our Research and Statistics Gateway website at
This contains Government office region and local authority level analyses (in tables 6 and 7).
Data for the academic year 2008/09 is available in the SFR "Pupil Absence in Schools in England, Including Pupil Characteristics: 2008/09", which can be found at
This contains Government office region and local authority level analyses (in tables 7.1 and 7.2) as well as tables relating pupil absence to school location and pupil residence by local authority district (tables 8.1 to 8.8).
Additionally, we publish pupil residence absence data for various geographic area types on the Neighbourhood Statistics website at
These data are available for 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2008/09.