Data set from Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Table 1C - Weekly attendance in state schools during the COVID-19 outbreak at local authority level

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This file contains weekly attendance data at local authority level for state-funded education settings for each Thursday in the autumn term (from 10 September until 17 December 2020) and first half of the spring term (13 January until 11 February 2021). It also includes workforce absence statistics in the autumn term (from 10 September until 17 December 2020) and first half of the spring term (13 January until 11 February 2021).

The data is shown for each local authority and is further split by the following school phases:

  • state-funded secondary schools
  • state-funded primary schools
  • state-funded special schools
  • all state-funded schools.

Data is in this file has been not been scaled to account for non-response so it is not nationally representative.


Data set details

Theme
COVID-19
Publication
Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, Regional
Indicators
  • Attendance in fully open schools (%)
  • Attendance in schools (%)
  • Lower estimate for total pupils self-isolating due to a potential contact with COVID-19
Filters
  • Date
  • Phase of education
Time period
2020 Week 37 to 2021 Week 6

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifierDatela_namegeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_namenew_la_codeold_la_codePhasenumber_schools_respondedresponse_ratenumber_open_schoolsproportion_open_schoolsnumber_fully_open_schoolsproportion_fully_open_schoolsnumber_of_schools_with_one_or_more_pupils_self_isolating_due_to_COVID_contact_within_schoolproportion_of_schools_with_one_or_more_pupils_self_isolating_due_to_COVID_contact_within_schoolnumber_children_attendingproportion_children_attendingnumber_children_attending_fully_openproportion_children_attending_fully_opennumber_pupils_with_SW_attendingproportion_pupils_with_SW_attendingnumber_pupils_with_SW_attending_fully_openproportion_pupils_with_SW_attending_fully_opennumber_pupils_with_EHCP_attendingproportion_pupils_with_EHCP_attendingnumber_pupils_with_EHCP_attending_fully_openproportion_pupils_with_EHCP_attending_fully_opennumber_children_of_critical_workers_attending_state_funded_schoolsproportion_of_all_children_in_attendance_who_are_children_of_critical_workersLower_estimate_for_total_pupils_unable_to_attend_school_because_of_COVID-19Lower_estimate_as_%_of_all_pupilsUpper_estimate_for_total_pupils_unable_to_attend_school_because_of_COVID-19Upper_estimate_as_%_of_all_pupilsTotal_pupils_absent_from_open_schools_with_a_suspected_case_of_COVID-19proportion_pupils_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_COVID-19Total_pupils_absent_from_open_schools_with_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID-19proportion_pupils_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID-19Lower_estimate_for_total_pupils_self_isolatingLower_estimate_self_isolating_as_%_of_all_pupilsUpper_estimate_for_total_pupils_self_isolatingUpper_estimate_self_isolating_as_%_of_all_pupilsTotal_pupils_not_attending_because_school_is_closedproportion_pupils_not_attending_because_school_is_closednumber_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_on_roll_in_responding_schoolsNumber_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsnumber_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_on_roll_responding_open_schoolsProportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsnumber_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_on_roll_responding_schools_closed_due_to_covidnumber_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolproportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolnumber_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolproportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolnumber_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_non_covid_19_reasonsproportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_non_covid_19_reasonsnumber_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_on_roll_in_responding_schoolsNumber_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsnumber_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_on_roll_in_open_responding_schoolsProportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsnumber_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_on_roll_responding_schools_closed_due_to_covidnumber_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolproportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolnumber_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolproportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolnumber_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_non_covid_19_reasonsproportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_non_covid_19_reasonsNumber_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolProportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolNumber_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolProportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolNumber_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_non_COVID_reasonsProportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_non_COVID_reasonsNumber_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_all_COVID_reasonsProportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_all_COVID_reasonsNumber_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolProportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolNumber_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolProportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolNumber_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_non_COVID_reasonsProportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_non_COVID_reasonsNumber_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_all_COVID_reasonsProportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_all_COVID_reasonssmall_flaglow_response_flag
2020Week 3710/09/2020Barking and DagenhamLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000007LondonE09000002301All state-funded schools5286.7521004178.8--3255082.52644986.260782.446985.987476.960888----------------------------------------------------------------------00
2020Week 3710/09/2020Barking and DagenhamLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000007LondonE09000002301State-funded primary3888.4381003078.9--1752080.81416784.833886.726089.735287.128688.8----------------------------------------------------------------------00
2020Week 3710/09/2020Barking and DagenhamLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000007LondonE09000002301State-funded secondary1184.611100981.8--1472385.2121018821976.618383.625183.117783.5----------------------------------------------------------------------00
2020Week 3710/09/2020Barking and DagenhamLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000007LondonE09000002301State-funded special266.72100150--2696414397.936100121002696414397.9----------------------------------------------------------------------10
2020Week 3710/09/2020BarnetLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000007LondonE09000003302All state-funded schools10381.71031008683.5--36283813068187.346277.339684.1124379.2110183.7----------------------------------------------------------------------00

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 92 variables
Variable nameVariable description
DateDate
Lower_estimate_as_%_of_all_pupilsLower estimate for total pupils unable to attend school because of COVID-19 as % of all pupils
Lower_estimate_for_total_pupils_self_isolatingLower estimate for total pupils self-isolating due to a potential contact with COVID-19
Lower_estimate_for_total_pupils_unable_to_attend_school_because_of_COVID-19Lower estimate for total pupils unable to attend school because of COVID-19
Lower_estimate_self_isolating_as_%_of_all_pupilsLower estimate for total pupils self-isolating due to a potential contact with COVID-19 as % of all pupils

Footnotes

  1. The following education settings are included: academies (including free schools and studio schools), local authority maintained schools (excluding local authority nursery schools), non-maintained special schools, alternative provision and university technical colleges.
  2. COVID-19 related reasons include a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus and self-isolation due to potential contact with a case of coronavirus. Staff that are shielding would not be included in these figures.
  3. Data is based on responding schools only. Unlike national level data, no adjustments are made for non-response. Response rates vary by local authority and different schools within a region may respond on different days. Care should be taken when comparing regions and when interpreting trends over time because differences could be due to response bias or different schools being included in the data.
  4. Due to poor weather conditions in parts of England, there was an increase in non-COVID related closures on 14, 15, 25 and 26 January, and 2, 8, 9, 10 and 11 February.
  5. Absence rates for teaching assistants and other staff are likely to be less robust as more work part-time. There are likely to be inconsistencies in how schools treat part time staff in their reported data, for example some may update their on roll numbers daily to account for part-time staff ‘expected’ to be on-site and others may not.
  6. In the Spring term, schools have been asked to report the number of teachers and school leaders or teaching assistants and support staff who cannot work on-site or remotely. In the Autumn term, schools were asked to report the number of teachers and school leaders or teaching assistants and support staff who cannot work on-site only. As such, the absence measures for workforce during Autumn term are not comparable to absence measures for workforce Spring term.
  7. Workforce absences are not known in closed schools. This means these figures are likely to be under-estimates of the numbers of workforce with confirmed or suspected cases and self-isolating, particularly when the proportion of schools closed for COVID-19 related reasons is higher.
  8. Pupils with a social worker are considered ‘children in need’. Our analysis after adjusting for non-response suggests that schools may be under-reporting the number of children with a social worker when compared to the most recently published children in need statistics. Therefore these estimates only account for pupils with a social worker that are identified by schools.

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