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  1. Step 1 Choose a publication

    Publication
    Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term
  2. Step 2 View a featured table or create your own

    Subject
    06 - Absence by pupil characteristics - national
  3. Step 3 Choose Countries

    National
    • England
  4. Step 4 Choose time period

    Time period
    2019/20 Autumn Term to 2020/21 Autumn Term
  5. Step 5 Choose your filters

    Indicators
    • Overall absence rate
    • Percentage of persistent absentees
    • Rate of sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstances
    Characteristic
    • FSM Not eligible
    • FSM eligible
    • FSM eligible in last 6 years
    • FSM not eligible in last 6 years
    • Total
    School type
    • Total
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    Row groups
    Row group 1
    Rate of sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstances
    Overall absence rate
    Percentage of persistent absentees
    Column groups
    Column group 1
    FSM eligible
    FSM Not eligible
    FSM eligible in last 6 years
    FSM not eligible in last 6 years
    Total
    Column group 2
    2019/20 Autumn Term
    2020/21 Autumn Term
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    '06 - Absence by pupil characteristics - national' for FSM Not eligible, FSM eligible, FSM eligible in last 6 years and FSM not eligible in last 6 years in England between 2019/20 Autumn Term and 2020/21 Autumn Term
    FSMFSM ever 6Total
    FSM eligibleFSM Not eligibleFSM eligible in last 6 yearsFSM not eligible in last 6 years
    2019/20 Autumn Term2020/21 Autumn Term2019/20 Autumn Term2020/21 Autumn Term2019/20 Autumn Term2020/21 Autumn Term2019/20 Autumn Term2020/21 Autumn Term2019/20 Autumn Term2020/21 Autumn Term
    Rate of sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstancesz8.5%z6.6%z8.4%z6.4%z7.0%
    Overall absence rate7.6%7.8%4.3%3.8%7.2%7.4%4.1%3.6%4.9%4.7%
    Percentage of persistent absentees23.8%24.1%10.5%9.6%22.2%23.1%9.8%8.9%13.1%13.0%

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