Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

Absence rates by geographic level - termly

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Termly absence information for all enrolments in state-funded primary, secondary and special schools including information on overall absence, persistent absence and reason for absence for pupils aged 5-15.


Data set details

Theme
Pupils and schools
Publication
Pupil absence in schools in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
Indicators
  • Authorised absence rate
  • Authorised holiday rate
  • Authorised other rate
Filters
  • School type
Time period
2012/13 Autumn term to 2021/22 Summer term

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_nameschool_typesess_possiblesess_overallsess_authorisedsess_unauthorisedenrolments_pa_10_exactenrolments_pa_10_exact_percentenrolments_pa_50_exactenrolments_pa_50_exact_percentenrolmentssess_overall_percentsess_authorised_percentsess_unauthorised_percentsess_auth_illnesssess_auth_appointmentssess_auth_religioussess_auth_studysess_auth_travellersess_auth_holidaysess_auth_ext_holidaysess_auth_excludedsess_auth_othersess_auth_totalreasonssess_unauth_holidaysess_unauth_latesess_unauth_othersess_unauth_noyetsess_unauth_totalreasonssess_overall_totalreasonssess_x_covidsess_y_exceptionalsess_auth_illness_ratesess_auth_appointments_ratesess_auth_religious_ratesess_auth_study_ratesess_auth_traveller_ratesess_auth_holiday_ratesess_auth_ext_holiday_ratesess_auth_excluded_ratesess_auth_other_ratesess_auth_totalreasons_ratesess_unauth_holiday_ratesess_unauth_late_ratesess_unauth_other_ratesess_unauth_noyet_ratesess_unauth_totalreasons_ratesess_overall_totalreasons_ratesess_x_covid_rate
201213Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded primary4838871232280537919457023334835645688213.3175463618405109700.31976195951994334306774.712954.020980.6919714729544116878430198563577173207368134307686249706501942538310413492843571614886400377334096922766352003.044000.241540.062410.000130.015950.428550.007090.014180.200594.014450.215200.058770.333730.082740.690444.704890.00000
201213Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary3939118772247769717837817463988047416616.975817928279217010.77692669837479427931855.706284.528381.1779135053711508555183349602852736270977487074230431332637177590837176842247093130059551491462394322383026003.428530.382970.046550.015300.006950.180190.002210.107400.338314.508390.182190.057050.794610.140001.173855.682240.00000
201314Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded primary494862831191488041525205138967533480639.872066428116109420.31034654891914835257363.869523.082080.7874411498148114619359646380967771883022z794109485931522040914148383003381798510375537388922319109632002.323500.231620.120530.000160.013690.178440.000000.016050.191693.075680.285910.060690.363440.075890.785923.861600.00000
201314Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandTotal8787485323806775629822663824509372162011.4975530137858308640.4917553230474362762924.332043.393770.9382822337291255408196738652506870461163370z45908821272562974802421771265011344741005806098822536337973387002.541940.290650.110090.005980.009910.132390.000000.052240.242083.385270.247750.057030.539520.091730.936034.321300.00000
201516Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandTotal8941381303629733628034679826265767203110.3491761850569331240.51010461117690364935704.059483.135390.9240921266276242505310317894228584771516927z56257919849062791458622254975289884952692523418823059536145181002.378410.271220.115390.004730.009480.057810.000000.062920.221993.121950.248900.059160.553910.058540.920514.042460.00000

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 48 variables
Variable nameVariable description
enrolmentsEnrolments
enrolments_pa_10_exactNumber of persistent absentees
enrolments_pa_10_exact_percentPersistent absence rate
enrolments_pa_50_exactNumber of severe absentees
enrolments_pa_50_exact_percentSevere absence rate

Footnotes

  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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