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    Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn and spring terms
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    01 (termly) - Absence rates by geographic level - Termly data
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    2018/19 Autumn Term to 2020/21 Spring Term
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    • Authorised absence rate
    • Overall absence rate
    • Persistent absentee rate
    • Unauthorised absence rate
    • Rate of sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstances
    School type
    • Total
    • Special
    • State-funded primary
    • State-funded secondary
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    View latest data: Autumn and Spring Term 2021/22
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    '01 (termly) - Absence rates by geographic level - Termly data' for Special, State-funded primary and State-funded secondary in England between 2018/19 Autumn Term and 2020/21 Spring Term
    2018/19 Autumn Term2018/19 Spring Term2018/19 Summer Term2019/20 Autumn Term2020/21 Autumn Term2020/21 Spring Term
    Overall absence rateTotal4.3%4.8%5.2%4.9%4.7%3.3%
    State-funded primary3.7%4.1%4.4%4.3%3.7%2.7%
    State-funded secondary4.9%5.6%6.2%5.6%5.7%3.2%
    Authorised absence rateTotal3.1%3.6%3.3%3.6%3.3%2.8%
    State-funded primary2.7%3.2%2.8%3.2%2.6%2.3%
    State-funded secondary3.5%3.9%3.9%4.0%3.9%2.5%
    Unauthorised absence rateTotal1.2%1.2%1.9%1.3%1.4%0.5%
    State-funded primary1.0%0.9%1.6%1.1%1.0%0.4%
    State-funded secondary1.4%1.7%2.3%1.6%1.8%0.7%
    Rate of sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstancesTotal::::7.0%57.5%
    State-funded primary::::5.5%52.1%
    State-funded secondary::::8.7%65.5%
    Persistent absentee rateTotal::::13.0%7.0%
    State-funded primary::::9.9%6.0%
    State-funded secondary::::16.3%6.8%

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