Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

05 - Absence rates for four year olds

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Overall absence for all enrolments in state-funded primary, secondary and special schools for pupils aged 4

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Pupil absence in schools in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of overall absence sessions
  • Number of pupil enrolments
  • Number of schools
  • School type
Time period
2012/13 to 2020/21

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Academic yearSix half terms202021NationalE92000001EnglandTotal1647965905418480886585778494.64147
Academic yearSix half terms202021NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded primary1577564589518115057782427374.55021
Academic yearSix half terms202021NationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary151841122592211213975.3734
Academic yearSix half terms202021NationalE92000001EnglandSpecial5534748139906721371515.27554
Academic yearSix half terms202021RegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastTotal8742992286421573766244.35799

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
enrolmentsNumber of pupil enrolments
num_schoolsNumber of schools
school_typeSchool type - Filter by school type
sess_overallNumber of overall absence sessions
sess_overall_percentOverall absence rate


  1. Total includes state-funded primary, secondary and special schools. Data for special schools is available from 2016/17 to present.

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