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'01 - Absence rates by school and geographic level' from 'Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term'

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'01 - Absence rates by school and geographic level' for Special, State-funded primary and State-funded secondary in England between 2016/17 Autumn Term and 2021/22 Autumn Term
2016/17 Autumn Term2017/18 Autumn Term2018/19 Autumn Term2019/20 Autumn Term2020/21 Autumn Term2021/22 Autumn Term
TotalNumber of persistent absentees780,754800,059759,252922,566915,8771,672,179
Percentage of persistent absentees11.6%11.7%10.9%13.1%13.0%23.5%
Number of persistent absentees (50% or more missed)41,90646,16551,27760,24493,46397,994
Percentage of persistent absentees (50% or more missed)0.6%0.7%0.7%0.9%1.3%1.4%
Number of pupil enrolments6,703,3276,822,7356,937,2557,021,5527,056,7487,124,905
State-funded primaryNumber of persistent absentees378,923389,936357,742435,745380,742750,194
Percentage of persistent absentees10.0%10.1%9.2%11.2%9.9%19.5%
Number of persistent absentees (50% or more missed)13,26714,02414,91116,47134,35624,176
Percentage of persistent absentees (50% or more missed)0.3%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.9%0.6%
Number of pupil enrolments3,796,1423,857,9183,885,7743,879,0033,857,3913,847,758
State-funded secondaryNumber of persistent absentees376,887382,814373,305454,167501,641874,279
Percentage of persistent absentees13.4%13.3%12.7%15.0%16.3%27.7%
Number of persistent absentees (50% or more missed)25,30328,32132,13738,95353,17167,196
Percentage of persistent absentees (50% or more missed)0.9%1.0%1.1%1.3%1.7%2.1%
Number of pupil enrolments2,817,4062,869,4182,949,2853,033,8453,084,6363,155,918
SpecialNumber of persistent absentees24,94427,30928,20532,65433,49447,706
Percentage of persistent absentees27.8%28.6%27.6%30.0%29.2%39.4%
Number of persistent absentees (50% or more missed)3,3363,8204,2294,8205,9366,622
Percentage of persistent absentees (50% or more missed)3.7%4.0%4.1%4.4%5.2%5.5%
Number of pupil enrolments89,77995,399102,196108,704114,721121,229

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  1. Total includes state-funded primary, secondary and special schools. Data for special schools is available from 2016/17 to present.

Source: Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term, 01 - Absence rates by school and geographic level

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