Data set from Pupil absence in schools in England

Absence rates by pupil characteristic - termly

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Absence information at national level for the full academic year, by each term, by pupil characteristics including SEN, FSM, language, year group, gender and ethnicity for England. 


Data set details

Theme
Pupils and schools
Publication
Pupil absence in schools in England
Release type
Geographic levels
National
Indicators
  • Authorised absence rate
  • Authorised absence rate exact
  • Number of authorised absence sessions
Filters
  • Characteristic
  • School type
Time period
2018/19 Autumn term to 2022/23 Summer term

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameschool_typecharacteristicenrolmentssess_possiblesess_overallsess_authorisedsess_unauthorisedsess_overall_percentsess_authorised_percentsess_unauthorised_percentenrolments_pa_10_exactenrolments_pa_10_exact_percentsess_possible_pa_10_exactsess_overall_pa_10_exactsess_authorised_pa_10_exactsess_unauthorised_pa_10_exactsess_overall_percent_pa_10_exactsess_authorised_percent_pa_10_exactsess_unauthorised_percent_pa_10_exactsess_auth_illnesssess_auth_appointmentssess_auth_religioussess_auth_studysess_auth_travellersess_auth_holidaysess_auth_excludedsess_auth_othersess_auth_totalreasonssess_unauth_holidaysess_unauth_latesess_unauth_othersess_unauth_noyetsess_unauth_totalreasonssess_overall_totalreasonssess_x_covidsess_y_exceptionalsess_auth_illness_ratesess_auth_appointments_ratesess_auth_religious_ratesess_auth_study_ratesess_auth_traveller_ratesess_auth_holiday_ratesess_auth_excluded_ratesess_auth_other_ratesess_auth_totalreasons_ratesess_unauth_holiday_ratesess_unauth_late_ratesess_unauth_other_ratesess_unauth_noyet_ratesess_unauth_totalreasons_ratesess_overall_totalreasons_ratesess_x_covid_ratesess_y_exceptional_rate
201819Summer termNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotal67977737296288723789536524150894137444715.193793.310021.8837697565914.3526399126612169198049906313701349117.068881569.9935958677.0752856961598732120918631153359655181118946763297609417248915523868539490337157083676261934931941359359437462133002.1911579450.2867023330.1580747480.0897964740.0163022610.1046144180.0835242440.3411535783.2713260010.6720363170.0782364871.0452153540.0675951871.8630833465.13440934700
201819Summer termNationalE92000001EnglandTotalGender female3322061356552467182340731155823666758375.113993.241661.8723347547114.312534799621480216004664208335739216.71298499.7178664976.995118407782994310354045598593142535649836565616590111007211142823524330532726913660071238186660400118032236002.1960142540.2903931670.1570200890.0881365380.0158456340.102553210.0465291970.308712213.2052042990.6823828820.0764799081.0265168070.0668025111.8521821085.05738640700
201819Summer termNationalE92000001EnglandTotalGender unclassified11120000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
201819Summer termNationalE92000001EnglandTotalFSM eligible10600221136349379243519505592541875948.13444.449273.6851324110222.7452494144152814652592082268938321.1754605510.3926713810.78278917319007443311224633863018350921060052338076910884998534759928239189299683715552441514789150012002.8073003640.3811433450.2167801620.0554565360.0308813480.0932855710.2057527430.6081650754.3987651440.6687450360.2104889632.6372496690.1368628383.6533465068.05211164900
201819Summer termNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded primaryFSM unclassified208613473212745689958469.459525.120544.3389857227.42092361167563470328628.6137817114.6965397513.9172419637703644180366163581654679310532823897480571212505002.7981474330.2701659590.31024552400.2716503870.120980910.0430484221.2276222435.0418608790.7815515250.2093043972.8924086330.3562628034.2395273589.28138823700

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 53 variables
Variable nameVariable description
characteristicCharacteristic - Filter by characteristic
enrolmentsNumber of pupil enrolments
enrolments_pa_10_exactNumber of persistent absentees
enrolments_pa_10_exact_percentPercentage of persistent absentees
school_typeSchool type - Filter by school type - Total includes primary, secondary and special

Footnotes

  1. Total includes state-funded primary, secondary and special schools. Data for special schools is available from 2016/17 to present.
  2. 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.
  3. A pupil has an EHC plan when a formal assessment has been made. A document is in place that sets out the child’s need and the extra help they should receive. EHC plans were introduced in September 2014 replacing Statements of SEN, with these being phased out by April 2018. This category therefore includes Statements of SEN for the years up to 2018.
  4. From 2015, the School Action and School Action Plus categories were combined to form one category of SEN support. Extra or different help is given from that provided as part of the school’s usual curriculum. The class teacher and special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) may receive advice or support from outside specialists. The pupil does not have an Education, Health and Care plan.

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