Data set from Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Table 1B- Daily attendance in education settings during the COVID-19 outbreak (excludes half term dates 19th October - 23rd October and 2nd November)

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Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Attendance in all state schools
  • Attendance in fully open state schools
  • Number of children attending fully open state schools
  • Date
Time period
2020 Week 37 to 2020 Week 45

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2020Week 37NationalE92000001England09/09/202071153002160099.91970090.9--714800087657800090.3--------
2020Week 37NationalE92000001England10/09/202073158002160099.92000092.4--723100088674700090--------
2020Week 37NationalE92000001England11/09/202073157002160099.92010092.7--713000086.8669900088.713300082.21250008423200080.921700083.3
2020Week 38NationalE92000001England14/09/202075162002160099.92050094.8--711800086.4676800087.413300082.212600083.223100080.721800082.5
2020Week 38NationalE92000001England15/09/202076164002160099.92040094.4--714500086.7674500087.713300081.81250008323100080.521700082.3

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 21 variables
Variable nameVariable description
number_children_attending_fully_open_state_schoolsNumber of children attending fully open state schools
number_children_attending_state_schoolsNumber of children attending state schools
number_fully_open_state_schoolsNumber of fully open state schools
number_of_state_schools_with_one_or_more_pupils_self_isolating_due_to_COVID_contact_within_schoolNumber of state schools with one or more pupils self isolating due to COVID contact within school


  1. The following education settings are included: academies (including free schools and studio schools), local authority maintained schools (excluding local authority nursery schools), non-maintained special schools, alternative provision and university technical colleges.
  2. Pupils with a social worker are considered ‘children in need’. Our analysis after adjusting for non-response suggests that schools may be under-reporting the number of children with a social worker when compared to the most recently published children in need statistics. Therefore these estimates only account for pupils with a social worker that are identified by schools.
  3. Schools are considered fully open if they are able to provide face-to-face teaching for all pupils on roll for the whole school day and they have not asked a group of pupils to self-isolate. School guidance states that where pupils are unable to attend school because they are complying with clinical or public health advice, schools are expected to be able to immediately offer them access to remote education.
  4. All figures are adjusted for non-response. See accompanying document for full methodology.
  5. From 12 October, the education settings survey changed and this metric was discontinued. The changes were made to give more comprehensive data about how many pupils are self-isolating for different reasons.
  6. On 25 September and 2 October, 1% of state-funded schools reported an inset or training. Schools or colleges with inset or training days are considered as 'open' but not 'fully open'.
  7. On Wednesday 7th October, a burst water pipe in East London resulted in a number of schools closing.
  8. From 12 October, the education settings survey changed and this new metric was added. The changes were made to give more comprehensive data about how many pupils are self-isolating for different reasons. There are no comparable figures to these from previous weeks.
  9. From 12 October, schools were asked to exclude nursery children from their submission. A corresponding decrease was observed in submitted number on roll in schools with nurseries.

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