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

Table 1A- Daily attendance in education settings during the COVID-19 outbreak (data for half term dates only - 19th October - 23rd October and 2nd November)

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This file contains daily attendance data for state-funded education settings for half term dates only  -19th October - 23rd October and 2nd November. 

Schools within Local Authorities which were on half term were removed from calculations. For this reason, data within this file is not comparable to data within table 1b.  

Data is in this file has been scaled to account for non-response so it is nationally representative.

Data set details

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Attendance in all state schools (excluding schools on half term or inset days)
  • Number of children attending state schools (excluding schools on half term or inset days)
  • Number of open state schools (excluding schools on half term or inset days)
  • Date
Time period
2020 Week 43 to 2020 Week 45

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
2020Week 43NationalE92000001England19/10/202077166002060099.6470023685800088.31340008323300083.3
2020Week 43NationalE92000001England20/10/202077168002060099.5490024.2682600087.713300082.423300082.9
2020Week 43NationalE92000001England21/10/202075163002050099.4500024.967650008713300081.423000082.2
2020Week 43NationalE92000001England22/10/202072155001980099.3500025.7651500086.212800080.522000081.1
2020Week 43NationalE92000001England23/10/202061132001780099.2460025.9571600084.211300078.419400079.2

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 13 variables
Variable nameVariable description
Attendance_in_all_state_schools_excluding_schools_on_half_term_or_inset_daysAttendance in all state schools (excluding schools on half term or inset days)
Number_of_children_attending_state_schools_excluding_schools_on_half_term_or_inset_daysNumber of children attending state schools (excluding schools on half term or inset days)
Number_of_open_state_schools_excluding_schools_on_half_term_or_inset_daysNumber of open state schools (excluding schools on half term or inset days)
Number_of_pupils_with_a_SW_attending_in_all_state-funded_schoolsexcluding_schools_on_half_term_or_inset_daysNumber of pupils with a SW attending in all state-funded schools(excluding schools on half term or inset days)


  1. From 12 October, the education settings survey changed and this new metric was added. The changes were made to give more comprehensive data about how many pupils are self-isolating for different reasons. There are no comparable figures to these from previous weeks.
  2. All national-level figures are adjusted for non-response. See accompanying document for full methodology.
  3. 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.
  4. From 12 October, schools were asked to exclude nursery children from their submission. A corresponding decrease was observed in submitted number on roll in schools with nurseries.
  5. 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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