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'Teacher sickness absence' from 'School workforce in England'

Table showing 'Teacher sickness absence' from 'School workforce in England' in England for 2018/19
Average number of Days - all teachers4.1
Average number of days taken7.5
Percentage taking absence54.0
Total Number of Days lost2,133,253
Total teachers taking absence284,146


  1. The total teachers taking sickness absence and total days taken are estimates based on the schools that were able to make a full absence return. They are only available for England as a whole and not by region, local authority or school. For further details please see the methodology document.
  2. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.

Source: School workforce in England, Teacher sickness absence

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