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 and secondary schools and special schools (from 2016/17) for pupils aged 4. 

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 2023/24 Autumn term

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202324Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandTotal163996080108040998351616926.41922
202324Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded primary157045951087875863750063696.3566
202324Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondary15481931041078747487.17987
202324Autumn termNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial54147096102688057513.2032
202324Autumn termRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastTotal8712764938348742524506.58301

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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