Pupils: Absenteeism

Department for Education written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the figures for school absence in England were in each year since 2005.

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

Information on pupil absence in schools in England is available in the ‘Statistics: pupil absence’ series[1].

National absence figures between 2009 and 2014, can be found through the link to ‘Pupil absence in schools in England: 2013 to 2014’ in the spreadsheet named ‘National tables: SFR10/2015’.

Table 1.1 provides absence information across the first five half terms between 2009 and 2014.

National absence figures between 2005 and 2009, can be found through follow the link to ‘Pupil absence in schools in England, including pupil characteristics: academic year 2009 to 2010’.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-pupil-absence

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