Week 50 2020

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Data guidance



A summary of attendance in education settings from Monday 23 March to Thursday 9 December and early years settings from Thursday 16 April to Thursday 9 December.

From 12 October, the education settings survey changed and therefore some metrics that used to be presented have been discontinued. The changes were made to give more comprehensive data about how many pupils are isolating from school for different reasons. There are no comparable figures to these from previous weeks.

This publication provides a high-level national summary of estimates from the Department for Education's education settings survey and local authority early years survey. We are working to expand the scope of published data in future releases. 


The data covers England only. Statistics in table 1a and 1b are shown at national level and local authority level. 

File formats and conventions

All files are .csv format. 

Where metrics have been discontinued due to a change in the education settings survey, a “-” symbol is used in that particular cell. 

Data files

All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.