Department for Education written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Conservative, Burton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils in England in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were classed as persistent truants in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department for Education does not collect data on truancy.

Information on the number and proportion of pupils classified as persistent absentees in the 2012/13 academic year is published in the “Pupil absence in schools in England: 2012 to 2013” Statistical First Release[1].


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