Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

Absence rates for four year olds - school level

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

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Pupil absence in schools in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of overall absence sessions
  • Number of pupil enrolments
  • Number of schools
  • School type
Time period
2013/14 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
Academic yearSix half terms202021SchoolE92000001EnglandE12000005West Midlands861E06000021Stoke-on-TrentState-funded primaryForest Park Primary SchoolORCHARD COMMUNITY TRUST20548612054146459Primary converter academy01/05/20191691667312047.22126
Academic yearSix half terms202021SchoolE92000001EnglandE12000006East of England919E10000015HertfordshireState-funded primarySt Paul's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Chipperfield3349919334911744113096115145.34804
Academic yearSix half terms202021SchoolE92000001EnglandE12000006East of England935E10000029SuffolkState-funded primaryStonham Aspal Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School3327935332712477213090052032.2543
Academic yearSix half terms202021SchoolE92000001EnglandE12000002North West355E08000006SalfordState-funded primaryMesne Lea Primary School207235520721059111631771410646.00655
Academic yearSix half terms202021SchoolE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The Humber380E08000032BradfordState-funded primarySt Anthony's Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary AcademyBLESSED CHRISTOPHER WHARTON CATHOLIC ACADEMY TRUST33733803373147982Primary converter academy01/05/202011235382035.7377

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, 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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