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

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Number of severe absentees for 'Absence rates by geographic level - termly' for Special, State-funded primary and State-funded secondary in England for 2021/22 Summer term
2021/22 Summer term
State-funded primary22,953
State-funded secondary110,164


  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 - termly

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