Department for Education written question – answered on 27th April 2017.

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Photo of Jonathan Lord Jonathan Lord Conservative, Woking

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many unauthorised absences from schools were recorded in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey, (c) the South East and (d) England in each of the last three years.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson Minister of State (Education)

Statistics on unauthorised absence are published in “Pupil absence in schools in England: 2015 to 2016”, available at

The underlying data within this release includes local authority, regional and national information for the years requested. Constituency level information is not available.

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