To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the number and proportion of pupils not attending school as a result of (a) testing positive for covid-19, (b) being suspected of having contracted the covid-19 virus, (c) self-isolating having had a potential contact with a confirmed case of covid-19 and (d) their school having been closed for reasons relating to the covid-19 outbreak for all state-funded (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii) special schools in each (A) region and (B) local authority area in the latest period for which such information is available.
The Department intends to publish regional and local authority level data on 15 December. This data will be included as part of the publication ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak’.
The frequency of the publication ‘Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak’ will be reviewed in the new year.
The Department is constantly reviewing the content of its publications. Announcements about future content will be made through the official statistics release page: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education/about/statistics.