Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

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

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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. 

Primary and secondary only before 2016/17. 


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
2006/07 Autumn term to 2022/23 Autumn 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 termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial0.001322914.73511553217.30036985577.8077zz3275636.4851
201617Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial0.01 - 0.9941034.5701143434.8374325622.85367zz18892.10406
201617Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial1.00 - 1.9985309.50111942510.49857026.35115zz1135312.6455
201617Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial10.00 - 10.9924922.775723402.60643790.42215zz16641.85344
201617Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial11.00 - 11.9923862.6576422292.482763050.33972zz14011.5605

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. 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.
  3. 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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