Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

Absence rates by school location - IDACI and urban/rurality - school level

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Absence information by the school location including the level of depravation and rurality. Includes where a school location may differ from administrative authority responsible for the school. Includes school level data

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Pupil absence in schools in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Authorised absence rate
  • Number of authorised absence sessions
  • Number of overall absence sessions
  • IDACI band of school location
  • Local authority responsible for school
  • Rurality band of school location
Time period
2018/19 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Academic yearSix half terms201819SchoolEnglandE92000001E13000002Outer LondonE09000021Kingston upon ThamesE09000021Kingston upon ThamesState-funded primaryUrban - major conurbation A190 - 100 % least deprived3143142014138689Latchmere School76228566287903.0770672932.5530214970.52405344.46194
Academic yearSix half terms201819SchoolEnglandE92000001E13000002Outer LondonE09000002Barking and DagenhamE09000002Barking and DagenhamState-funded primaryUrban - major conurbation A110 - 20 %3013012071130340Monteagle Primary School65722429689934.0094339071.7418950862.26754619.28463
Academic yearSix half terms201819SchoolEnglandE92000001E12000006East of EnglandE07000143BrecklandE10000020NorfolkState-funded primaryRural - Village E1 E280 - 90 %9269262189145304Kenninghall Primary School78269669353.467337102.632952250.8343845.12821
Academic yearSix half terms202021SchoolEnglandE92000001E12000006East of EnglandE07000200BaberghE10000029SuffolkState-funded primaryRural - Village E1 E270 - 80 %9359353006124691Boxford Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School1625946026004.3726920673.476295330.896463.7037
Academic yearSix half terms202021SchoolEnglandE92000001E12000001North EastE06000001HartlepoolE06000001HartlepoolState-funded primaryUrban - city and town C1 C20 - 10 % most deprived8058052002139584Eskdale Academy1786350140306.3463632165.064498141.281874123.03371

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 14 variables
Variable nameVariable description
enrolmentsNumber of pupil enrolments
enrolments_pa_10_exactNumber of persistent absentees
enrolments_pa_10_exact_percentPercentage of persistent absentees
sch_admin_laLocal authority responsible for school
sch_idaciIDACI band of school location - Filter by IDACI band of school location


  1. Total includes state-funded primary, secondary and special schools. Data for special schools is available from 2016/17 to present.
  2. Sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstances are included as possible sessions in 2020/21 and 2021/22 only, but not as an absence within absence rates.

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