Data set from Outcomes for children in need, including children looked after by local authorities in England

National - Absence (autumn term)

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Absence by type of school and social care group, Autumn term 2019

Data set details

Children's social care
Outcomes for children in need, including children looked after by local authorities in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Authorised absence percentage
  • Number of authorised absence sessions
  • Number of overall absence sessions
  • School type
  • Social care group
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll pupils comparisonTotal7049990984739000493986605359876203.7134110301.494338013.4
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll pupils comparisonState-funded secondary::::::::::
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll pupils comparisonState-funded primary::::::::::
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll pupils comparisonSpecial::::::::::
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandAll pupils comparisonPupil referral unit::::::::::

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 12 variables
Variable nameVariable description
pt_overallOverall absence percentage
pt_pupils_pa_10_exactPersistent absentees percentage
pt_sess_authorisedAuthorised absence percentage
pt_sess_unauthorisedUnauthorised absence percentage
school_typeSchool type - Filter by school type


  1. The all pupils comparison figures taken from the national publication are produced using a different methodology based on enrolments and the school type is allocated in a different way. As a result of this, the all pupils comparison is not provided by school type as it is not appropriate to compare. More detailed information on the absence data published within this release is available in the accompanying methodology document.

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