Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

Absence rates as a percentage of possible sessions by band - autumn and spring term combined

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The number of pupil enrolments by their absence in the term as a percentage of possible sessions. Covers overall absence, authorised absence and unauthorised absence. 

Data by one percent bands. 


Data set details

Theme
Pupils and schools
Publication
Pupil absence in schools in England
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Number of all pupil enrolments that fall into that per cent band for authorised absence
  • Number of all pupil enrolments that fall into that per cent band for illness absence
  • Number of all pupil enrolments that fall into that per cent band for non-attendance due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Filters
  • Absence percentage band
  • School type
Time period
2016/17 Autumn and spring term to 2022/23 Autumn and spring term

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameschool_typepercent_bandsenrolments_overallenrolments_overall_percentenrolments_authorisedenrolments_authorised_percentenrolments_unauthorisedenrolments_unauthorised_percentenrolments_sess_x_covidenrolments_sess_x_covid_percentenrolments_illnessenrolments_illness_percent
201617Autumn and spring termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial0.0063426.8300878398.442296460969.5813002107622.698
201617Autumn and spring termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial0.01 - 0.9968177.3416376808.271051028511.0765001005110.8245
201617Autumn and spring termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial1.00 - 1.99980710.56171084311.677546865.04663001171112.6123
201617Autumn and spring termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial10.00 - 10.9927202.9293326482.851793580.385550016651.79314
201617Autumn and spring termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial11.00 - 11.9921892.3574620352.191612690.28970011981.2902

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 12 variables
Variable nameVariable description
enrolments_authorisedNumber of all pupil enrolments that fall into that per cent band for authorised absence
enrolments_authorised_percentPercentage of all pupil enrolments that fall into that per cent band for authorised absence
enrolments_illnessNumber of all pupil enrolments that fall into that per cent band for illness absence
enrolments_illness_percentPercentage of all pupil enrolments that fall into that per cent band for illness absence
enrolments_overallNumber of all pupil enrolments that fall into that per cent band for overall absence

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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