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'Absence rates by geographic level' from 'Pupil absence in schools in England'

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'Absence rates by geographic level' in England between 2006/07 and 2021/22
Overall reasons rateRate of sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstances
2006/076.3%0.0%
2007/086.0%0.0%
2008/096.2%0.0%
2009/106.0%0.0%
2010/115.8%0.0%
2011/125.1%0.0%
2012/135.2%0.0%
2013/144.5%0.0%
2014/154.6%0.0%
2015/164.5%0.0%
2016/174.6%0.0%
2017/184.8%0.0%
2018/194.7%0.0%
2020/214.6%21.3%
2021/227.5%1.0%

Footnotes

  1. Total includes state-funded primary, secondary and special schools. Data for special schools is available from 2016/17 to present.
  2. Sessions recorded as not attending due to COVID circumstances are included as possible sessions in 2020/21 and 2021/22 only, but not as an absence within absence rates.

Source: Pupil absence in schools in England, Absence rates by geographic level

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