Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

Absence rates by pupil characteristic - full academic years

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Absence information for the full academic year, by pupil characteristics including SEN, FSM, language, year group, gender and ethnicity for England. 


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 absence rate exact
  • Number of authorised absence sessions
Filters
  • Characteristic
  • School type
Time period
2017/18 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_identifierabsence_termstime_periodgeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_nameschool_typecharacteristicenrolmentssess_possiblesess_overallsess_authorisedsess_unauthorisedsess_overall_percentsess_authorised_percentsess_unauthorised_percentenrolments_pa_10_exactenrolments_pa_10_exact_percentenrolments_pa_50_exactenrolments_pa_50_exact_percentsess_possible_pa_10_exactsess_overall_pa_10_exactsess_authorised_pa_10_exactsess_unauthorised_pa_10_exactsess_overall_percent_pa_10_exactsess_authorised_percent_pa_10_exactsess_unauthorised_percent_pa_10_exactsess_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_exceptional
Academic yearSix half terms202122RegionalE92000001EnglandE12000008South EastTotalEthnicity Minor Bangladeshi70712483021182663138236444277.356485.567251.78923170224.070150000000610.86268000000057595795208655062970216.530411.373425.1569810973965802980180352873z81211271136063133262571258551754435061795692362320020
Academic yearSix half terms201819RegionalE92000001EnglandE12000009South WestTotalFSM not eligible in last 6 years5160021848933607671621604894116226804.149213.271580.87763387087.50152000000024530.475390000000125994232275001164889962610218.0563913.08714.969294602013516628243006262820379171737z8101649952359782247433378800771436055724160142875796520630482
Academic yearSix half terms201819RegionalE92000001EnglandE12000005West MidlandsState-funded primaryNC Year Not followed or missing40841122661969874751222317.545836.6582910.88753167541.01371000000086921.278160000000406811806364611160244.4015615.8821128.51946311025511245478z26935937475116727099388481222319698040
Academic yearSix half terms202122RegionalE92000001EnglandE13000002Outer LondonTotalSEN primary need No specialist assessment3776135331011370777465362428.402145.724112.67803104927.780720000000541.43008000000036108769107413472776019.138611.45077.6879603945023833647353562z19137574772994615227227393192336203113502128415291
Academic yearSix half terms202122RegionalE92000001EnglandE13000002Outer LondonState-funded primaryFSM unclassified in last 6 years734983119790865513133955210.931826.173394.75844252934.4128500000006729.14410000000025313470445349163552927.8291313.7934814.035653447217908737100527z23213128511299748731268441817391409026968952530

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 39 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristicCharacteristic - Filter by characteristic
enrolmentsNumber of pupil enrolments
enrolments_pa_10_exactNumber of persistent absentees (10% or more missed)
enrolments_pa_10_exact_percentPercentage of persistent absentees (10% or more missed)
enrolments_pa_50_exactNumber of severely absent pupils (50% or more missed)

Footnotes

  1. 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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