Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn and spring terms

Absence rates for four year olds - autumn and spring terms combined

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

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn and spring terms
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of overall absence sessions
  • Number of pupil enrolments
  • Number of schools
  • School type
Time period
2016/17 Autumn and spring term to 2021/22 Autumn and spring term

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201718Autumn and spring termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial530416992900610648711.4625
201617Autumn and spring termRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsSpecial4727264843676010.4252
201617Autumn and spring termRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000004East MidlandsState-funded primary150157612140158066995414.99109
201617Autumn and spring termRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000005West MidlandsTotal176876837186984309811345.24715
201617Autumn and spring termRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000006East of EnglandSpecial5741789444998411.1623

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

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