Pupils: Absenteeism

Department for Education written question – answered on 21 March 2023.

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Photo of Flick Drummond Flick Drummond Conservative, Meon Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of children of compulsory school age who missed 50 per cent or more of possible sessions in the autumn term of the 2023-24 academic year.

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

Information on the number of children who missed 50% or more of possible sessions in the 2022/23 autumn term will be published in May 2023. The data will be published at the following link, which currently includes data for previous autumn terms: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/pupil-absence-in-schools-in-england-autumn-term.

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