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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
TotalOverall absence rate4.4%4.4%4.3%4.9%4.7%6.9%
Authorised absence rate3.4%3.3%3.1%3.6%3.3%5.3%
Unauthorised absence rate1.1%1.2%1.2%1.3%1.4%1.6%
Rate of sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstanceszzzz7.0%1.6%
State-funded primaryOverall absence rate3.9%3.9%3.7%4.3%3.7%5.7%
Authorised absence rate3.0%2.9%2.7%3.2%2.6%4.6%
Unauthorised absence rate0.9%1.0%1.0%1.1%1.0%1.2%
Rate of sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstanceszzzz5.5%1.6%
State-funded secondaryOverall absence rate5.0%5.0%4.9%5.6%5.7%8.2%
Authorised absence rate3.7%3.6%3.5%4.0%3.9%6.1%
Unauthorised absence rate1.3%1.4%1.4%1.6%1.8%2.1%
Rate of sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstanceszzzz8.7%1.6%
SpecialOverall absence rate9.5%9.8%9.7%10.5%10.6%12.8%
Authorised absence rate7.6%7.8%7.6%8.2%8.2%10.2%
Unauthorised absence rate1.9%2.0%2.1%2.3%2.3%2.5%
Rate of sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstanceszzzz9.7%2.7%

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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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