Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

Absence rates by geographic level

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Absence information for full academic year 2020/21 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 absence rate (persistent absentees only)
  • Authorised holiday rate
Filters
  • School type
Time period
2006/07 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_nameschool_typenum_schoolsenrolmentssess_possiblesess_overallsess_authorisedsess_unauthorisedsess_overall_percentsess_authorised_percentsess_unauthorised_percentenrolments_pa_10_exactenrolments_pa_10_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_exactenrolments_pa_50_exactenrolments_pa_50_exact_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
200910Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000009South West802E06000024North SomersetSpecial322766659477445022727.161826.753780.408054620.26432134062804255325120.9160119.043711.872341.76211320059820035610343024502020236162724774zz4.8005520634873010.89710316686418940.0030003450396796000.53406141706296220.01500172519839780.05100586567455260.4530521009916146.75377668431869700.03000345039679560.35404071468218850.02400276031743650.40804692539642067.16182360971511760
200910Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000009South West865E06000054WiltshireTotal23556778166828519861328527851333475.911055.111750.79931889415.6645225076094599333649319500218.341514.552953.788554420.77847580329588969842210049856847511821400110183385278516041159768235518975133347986132zz3.47859607449590.35303318359673660.00589827242358040.13247136235886780.02988098377189850.41045142703726120.00708511992344710.08392450427088270.61040525986835215.1117461877469270.09615263002708590.09576300837308920.49365063561378090.11373955207056640.79930582608452245.9110520138314490
200910Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000009South West866E06000030SwindonTotal78264437782457425432359681657515.466554.621690.84486000000000006403715.266811347121899621442914567116.7409912.716094.02491210.45759255312213411415123519940215131568043184535968187965862337301736365751425432zz3.2806091957848270.27421931145909320.01818191864086110.0158690243967940.00255703308094090.51673912236199960.01689697739415710.08742740242573780.40918954001287774.6216895255572880.11302343206008080.07532325588178640.43341068251324740.22310434866520950.84486171912032425.4665512446776120
200910Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000009South West879E06000026PlymouthTotal91311209192140577900510775671256.286895.556650.73024602719.3669717131062785352279695056616.2590613.307352.951711270.40813649453852764161336655900790446653528851077565627271373581593467125577900zz3.97018539752440660.41912982178252290.00697334896988080.06672004560417920.00723444159901830.64192886531319150.00983448903084590.0507498797886020.38389319570850755.5566494853211550.07138707635001210.07910018776911580.40641243497161710.17334374802820670.73024344711895166.2868929324401060
200910Academic yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000009South West908E06000052CornwallTotal273623731846416010994579821871172705.954555.319420.635121087817.4402431180884932774105808269715.8198513.167682.652171680.269357089397678992043098412433998354746309498195212430771653540435301172161099168zz3.83954103517300550.41588136151333180.00498262580046970.00232883597195860.00532924324745890.67340729283108470.00532382734984970.02964662351279450.34171064375525345.3181514891552060.06731960728243260.04178906595263470.28996715799689780.23575402292874410.63482985416070935.95298134331591560

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 56 variables
Variable nameVariable description
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 severe absentees (50% or more missed)
enrolments_pa_50_exact_percentPercentage of severe absentees (50% or more missed)

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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