Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

Absence rates for four year olds - autumn term

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Overall absence for all enrolments in state-funded primary, secondary and special schools for pupils aged 4. 

National, Regional and Local Authority data from 2012/13. 

Primary and secondary only before 2016/17. Collected from 2012/13

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Pupil absence in schools in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of overall absence sessions
  • Number of pupil enrolments
  • Number of schools
  • School type
Time period
2012/13 Autumn term to 2022/23 Autumn term

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201718Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded primary156606403828401412242376105.04393
201718Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary14886151086022567775.22798
201819Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial53241605483846417611.70275
201819Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary15286211101480561355.09632
201920Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandTotal164176405038572692646937905.47528

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
enrolmentsNumber of pupil enrolments
num_schoolsNumber of schools
school_typeSchool type - Filter by school type
sess_overallNumber of overall absence sessions
sess_overall_percentOverall absence rate


  1. Total includes state-funded primary and secondary schools. Does not include special schools. Available from 2006/07 to present (data for special schools is available from 2016/17 onwards).
  2. Total includes state-funded primary, secondary and special schools. Data for special schools is available from 2016/17 to present.

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