Week 30 2022

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

Data guidance

Published

Description

A summary of attendance in education settings from Monday 23 March 2020 to Friday 4 March 2022 and weekly on Thursdays from 7 March 2022 to 21 July 2022  and early years settings from Thursday 16 April 2020 to Thursday 9 December 2021 . A short term survey of early years settings took place from 10 January 2022 until 14 February 2022 to capture data on workforce absence and child attendance during the peak of the Omicron wave. This has now concluded.

From 12 October 2020, 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.

Coverage

The data covers England only. Statistics in tables 1a, 1b, 1d, 1e, 1f, 2, 3 and 4 are given at national level. Statistics in tables 1c and 5 are given at 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.

Table 1A - Daily attendance in education during the COVID-19 outbreak in holiday periods (not comparable to other time periods)

Filename
table_1a_daily_attendance_in_education_settings_during_covid_19_half_terms_and_easter.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020 Week 43 to 2022 Week 16
Content

This file contains daily attendance data for state-funded education settings for dates affected by October half term and Easter break only.

Settings on half term or Easter break are excluded from these figures. For this reason, data within this file is not comparable to data within table 1b.  

Data is in this file has been scaled to account for non-response so it is nationally representative of settings that were not on half term or Easter break.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
dateDate
Number_of_schools_greater_than_10_less_than_15_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools greater than 10 less than 15 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_greater_than_10_less_than_15_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools greater than 10 less than 15 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_greater_than_15_less_than_20_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools greater than 15 less than 20 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_greater_than_15_less_than_20_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools greater than 15 less than 20 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_greater_than_20_less_than_25_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools greater than 20 less than 25 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_greater_than_20_less_than_25_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools greater than 20 less than 25 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_greater_than_25_less_than_30_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools greater than 25 less than 30 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_greater_than_25_less_than_30_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools greater than 25 less than 30 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_greater_than_5_less_than_10_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools greater than 5 less than 10 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_greater_than_5_less_than_10_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools greater than 5 less than 10 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_with_30_percent_or_more_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools with 30 percent or more teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_with_30_percent_or_more_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools with 30 percent or more teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_with_less_than_5_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools with less than 5 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_of_schools_with_less_than_5_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of schools with less than 5 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_open_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of open settings, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_responded_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of settings responded, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_absent_because_setting_is_closed_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students absent because their school is closed for covid-related reasons, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_absent_covid_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students absent for covid related reasons (a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus, self-isolation or school closure for covid-related reasons), excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_absent_from_open_settings_confirmed_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students absent from open settings due to a confirmed case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_absent_from_open_settings_contact_with_case_of_covid_inside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus inside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_absent_from_open_settings_contact_with_case_of_covid_outside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus outside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_attendance_restrictions_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students absent from open settings due to attendence restrictions, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_isolating_other_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students absent from open settings due to self-isolation for other reasons, excluding settings on holiday
Number_students_absent_from_open_settings_isolating_NHS_track_and_trace_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of the NHS track and trace, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_absent_from_open_settings_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_in_line_with_government_guidance_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber students absent from open settings required to remain at home or isolate in line with government guidance, excluding settings on holiday
Number_students_absent_from_open_settings_suspected_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students absent from open settings due to a suspected case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_attending_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students attending on-site, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_fsm_eligible_attending_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students eligible for free school meals attending on-site, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_with_ehcp_attending_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students with an education, health and care plan (EHCP) attending on-site, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_students_with_sw_attending_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of students with a social worker attending on-site, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_confirmed_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teachers and school leaders absent from open settings due to a confirmed case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_contact_with_case_of_covid_inside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teachers and school leaders absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus inside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_contact_with_case_of_covid_outside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teachers and school leaders absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus outside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_covid_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teachers and school leaders required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact outside education setting, excluding settings on holiday
Number_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_any_reason_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teachers and school leaders absent for any reason, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_other_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teachers and school leaders absent for other reasons, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_suspected_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teachers and school leaders absent from open settings due to a suspected case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teachers_and_school_leaders_on_roll_in_open_settings_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teachers and school leaders on roll in open settings, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_inside_education_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber teachers and school leaders required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact inside education setting, excluding settings on holiday
Number_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_outside_education_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber teachers and school leaders required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact outside education setting excluding settings on holiday
Number_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_confirmed_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teaching assistants and other staff absent from open settings due to a confirmed case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_contact_with_case_of_covid_inside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teaching assistants and other staff absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus inside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_contact_with_case_of_covid_outside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teaching assistants and other staff absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus outside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_any_reason_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teaching assistants and other staff absent for any reason, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_covid_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teaching assistants and other staff required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact outside education setting, excluding settings on holiday
Number_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_other_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teaching assistants and other staff absent for other reasons, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_suspected_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teaching assistants and other staff absent from open settings due to a suspected case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_on_roll_in_open_settings_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of teaching assistants and other staff on roll in open settings, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Number_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_inside_education_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber teaching assistants and other staff required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact inside education setting, excluding settings on holiday
Number_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_outside_education_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber teaching assistants and other staff required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact outside education setting, excluding settings on holiday
Number_with_one_or_more_students_self_isolating_due_to_covid_contact_in_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayNumber of settings with one or more students self-isolating due to contact with a case of coronavirus in the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
phaseSetting type or phase
Proportion_of_schools_greater_than_10_less_than_15_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools greater than 10 less than 15 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_greater_than_10_less_than_15_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools greater than 10 less than 15 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_greater_than_15_less_than_20_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools greater than 15 less than 20 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_greater_than_15_less_than_20_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools greater than 15 less than 20 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_greater_than_20_less_than_25_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools greater than 20 less than 25 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_greater_than_20_less_than_25_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools greater than 20 less than 25 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_greater_than_25_less_than_30_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools greater than 25 less than 30 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_greater_than_25_less_than_30_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools greater than 25 less than 30 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_greater_than_5_less_than_10_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools greater than 5 less than 10 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_greater_than_5_less_than_10_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools greater than 5 less than 10 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_with_30_percent_or_more_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools with 30 percent or more teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_with_30_percent_or_more_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools with 30 percent or more teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_with_less_than_5_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools with less than 5 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_of_schools_with_less_than_5_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absence_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of schools with less than 5 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_open_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of open settings, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_absent_because_setting_is_closed_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students absent because their school is closed for covid-related reasons, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_absent_covid_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students absent for covid related reasons (a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus, self-isolation or school closure for covid-related reasons), excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_absent_from_open_settings_contact_with_case_of_covid_inside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus inside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_absent_from_open_settings_contact_with_case_of_covid_outside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus outside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_attendance_restrictions_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students absent from open settings due to attendence restrictions, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_isolating_other_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students absent from open settings due to self-isolation for other reasons, excluding settings on holiday
Proportion_students_absent_from_open_settings_isolating_NHS_track_and_trace_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of the NHS track and trace, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_absent_from_open_settings_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_in_line_with_government_guidance_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion students absent from open settings required to remain at home or isolate in line with government guidance, excluding settings on holiday
Proportion_students_absent_from_open_settings_suspected_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students absent from open settings due to a suspected case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_absent_from_open_settings_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students absent from open settings due to a confirmed case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_attending_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students attending on-site, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_attending_excl_year_11_13_students_not_in_attendance_adjusted_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion students attending excluding year 11 to year 13 students not in attendance adjusted, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_fsm_eligible_attending_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students eligible for free school meals attending on-site, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_with_ehcp_attending_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students with an education, health and care plan (EHCP) attending on-site, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_students_with_sw_attending_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of students with a social worker attending on-site, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_confirmed_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teachers and school leaders absent from open settings due to a confirmed case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_contact_with_case_of_covid_inside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teachers and school leaders absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus inside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_contact_with_case_of_covid_outside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teachers and school leaders absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus outside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_covid_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teachers and school leaders absent for covid related reasons (a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus or self-isolation), excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_any_reason_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teachers and school leaders absent for any reason, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_other_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teachers and school leaders absent for other reasons, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_suspected_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teachers and school leaders absent from open settings due to a suspected case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_inside_education_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion teachers and school leaders required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact inside education setting, excluding settings on holiday
Proportion_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_outside_education_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion teachers and school leaders required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact outside education setting, excluding settings on holiday
Proportion_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_confirmed_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent from open settings due to a confirmed case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_contact_with_case_of_covid_inside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus inside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_contact_with_case_of_covid_outside_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent from open settings due to self-isolation as a result of potential contact with a case of coronavirus outside the setting, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_any_reason_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent for any reason, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_covid_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent for covid related reasons (a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus or self-isolation), excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_other_reasons_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent for other reasons, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_suspected_case_of_covid_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent from open settings due to a suspected case of coronavirus, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Proportion_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_inside_education_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion teaching assistants and other staff required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact inside education setting, excluding settings on holiday
Proportion_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_outside_education_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion teaching assistants and other staff required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact outside education setting, excluding settings on holiday
Proportion_with_one_or_more_students_self_isolating_due_to_covid_contact_in_setting_excl_settings_on_holidayProportion of settings with one or more students self-isolating due to contact with a case of coronavirus in the settings, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Response_rate_excl_settings_on_holidayResponse rate, excluding settings expected to be on holiday
Footnotes
  1. All national level figures are adjusted for non-response. Regional and local authority level figures are based on responding schools only. See accompanying document for full methodology.
  2. Pupils with a social worker are considered ‘children in need’. Our analysis after adjusting for non-response suggests that schools may be under-reporting the number of children with a social worker when compared to the most recently published children in need statistics. Therefore these estimates only account for pupils with a social worker that are identified by schools.
  3. The purpose of this data collection is primarily to understand attendance and workforce availability. This data is reported directly by schools via DfE's daily education settings survey. It is not the primary source of data on infection, incidence and COVID-19 cases overall.
  4. Figures for independent schools are unlikely to be representative. We looked at a sample of non-responding school websites across different phases to assess whether they were open to children of key workers and vulnerable children. This was to enable us to assess whether non-responding schools were as likely to be open as the responding schools. For independent schools, we found evidence that non-responding schools were more likely to be closed than responding schools. Open rates and attendance rates for independent schools are likely to be lower than reported here.
  5. There are only a small number of special post 16 settings therefore the data is expected to be variable and sensitive to changes in one or more settings.
  6. All proportions are rounded to 1 decimal place. Where open rates are rounded to 100.0%, a small number of settings may have reported that they were closed.
  7. The number of students on-site is calculated using a grossing methodology. This includes reported attendance from responding colleges and estimates of attendance in non-responding colleges. Two further education colleges are excluded from these metrics due to missing data used for the grossing methodology. See the methodology for further information.
  8. Off-site provision for pupils in year 11 and 13 impacts attendance estimates during the summer term. In the 2021/22 academic year, on-site attendance during the summer is adjusted to exclude year 11-13 pupils identified as not in attendance because they are off-site for approved purposes. During the 2020/21 academic year this applied from 7 June to 16 July. Commentary was focused on COVID-19 related absence to give the clearest picture of the impact of the pandemic on pupil attendance.
  9. Absence rates for teaching assistants and other staff are likely to be less robust as more work part-time. There are likely to be inconsistencies in how schools treat part time staff in their reported data, for example some may update their on roll numbers daily to account for part-time staff ‘expected’ to be on-site and others may not.
  10. Workforce absences are not known in closed schools. This means these figures are likely to be under-estimates of the numbers of workforce with confirmed or suspected cases and self-isolating, particularly when the proportion of schools closed for COVID-19 related reasons is higher.
  11. On-site testing for staff was available from 4 January to 5 March 2021. All staff are now encouraged to take two rapid COVID-19 tests each week at home. Rates of confirmed cases and isolation among workforce may be impacted by levels of testing.
  12. For overall attendance, we have removed the number of students absent due to a phased return. We have not been able to do this for the attendance rates for students with an EHCP, students with a social worker, or those eligible for free school meals. This is because we know how many students within these groups were absent for a phased return. For this reason, attendance rates for these groups may be depressed slightly.
  13. The number of students absent for COVID-19 related reasons does not include students who are absent for a phased return while asymptomatic testing was taking place. This is to allow comparisons to be made between previous weeks of data for this measure. There were 340,000 secondary school students absent on 6 January for a phased return.
  14. From 7 March 2022, data collection has changed from daily to weekly, data will be collected every Thursday.

Table 1B - Daily attendance in education settings during the COVID-19 outbreak (excludes schools holiday dates)

Filename
table_1b_daily_attendance_in_state_schools_during_covid_19_.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020 Week 37 to 2022 Week 29
Content

This file contains daily attendance data for state-funded education settings for dates excluding half term and Easter dates. 

Data is in this file has been scaled to account for non-response so it is nationally representative.

Further details on the column headings can be found in the “Table 1b variable additions and removal log” ancillary file.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
datedate
number_children_of_critical_workers_attendingnumber of children of critical workers attending
number_fully_open_settingsnumber of fully open settings
number_of_otherwise_vulnerable_students_attendingnumber of otherwise vulnerable students attending
number_of_settings_with_one_or_more_students_self_isolating_due_to_COVID_contact_within_settingsnumber of settings with one or more students self isolating due to COVID contact within settings
number_open_including_insetnumber of open settings including inset
number_respondednumber of settings responded
number_students_attendingnumber of students attending
number_students_attending_fully_open_settingsnumber of students attending fully open settings
number_students_eligible_fsm_attendingnumber of students eligible for fsm attending
number_students_with_ehcp_attendingnumber of students with ehcp attending
number_students_with_ehcp_attending_fully_open_settingsnumber of students with ehcp attending fully open settings
number_students_with_sw_attendingnumber of students with sw attending
number_students_with_sw_attending_fully_open_settingsnumber of students with sw attending fully open settings
overall_attendance_rate_excl_year_11_13_students_not_in_attendance_adjustedproportion of students attending: adjusted
phasephase
proportion_fully_open_settingsproportion of fully open settings
proportion_of_settings_with_one_or_more_students_self_isolating_due_to_COVID_contact_within_settingsproportion of settings with one or more students self isolating due to COVID contact within settings
proportion_open_including_insetproportion of open settings including inset
proportion_students_absent_due_to_attendance_restrictionsproportion students absent from open settings due to attendance restrictions being in place to manage an outbreak
proportion_students_absent_for_all_covid_reasonsproportion students unable to attend for all COVID19 reasons
proportion_students_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_potential_contact_with_case_of_COVID19_inside_settingproportion of students absent from open settings due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 inside setting
proportion_students_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_potential_contact_with_case_of_COVID19_outside_settingproportion of students absent from open settings due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 outside setting
proportion_students_absent_other_isolationproportion students absent from open settings due to isolation for other reasons
proportion_students_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19proportion students absent with a confirmed case of COVID19
proportion_students_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedproportion students absent with a confirmed case of COVID19 excl year 11-13 students who are not in attendance:adjusted
proportion_students_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19proportion of students absent with a suspected case of COVID19
proportion_students_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedproportion students absent with a suspected case of COVID19 excl year 11-13 students who are not in attendance:adjusted
proportion_students_attendingproportion of students attending
proportion_students_attending_fully_open_settingsproportion of students attending fully open settings
proportion_students_eligible_fsm_attendingproportion of students eligible for fsm attending
proportion_students_isolating_due_to_potential_contact_with_case_of_COVID19_inside_setting_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedproportion students isolating due to potential contact with case of COVID19 inside setting excl year 11-13 students who are not in attendance:adjusted
proportion_students_isolating_due_to_potential_contact_with_case_of_COVID19_outside_setting_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedproportion students isolating due to potential contact with case of COVID19 outside setting excl year 11-13 students who are not in attendance:adjusted
proportion_students_isolating_NHS_track_and_traceproportion students absent from open settings as they have been asked to isolate by NHS track and trace (older than 18 years and 6 months and not vaccinated)
proportion_students_not_attending_because_setting_is_closedproportion of students not attending because setting is closed
proportion_students_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_in_line_with_government_guidanceproportion students required to remain at home or isolate in line with government guidance
proportion_students_unable_to_attend_because_setting_is_closed_due_to_COVID19_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedproportion students unable to attend because setting is closed due to COVID19 excl year 11-13 students who are not in attendance:adjusted
proportion_students_with_ehcp_attendingproportion of students with ehcp attending
proportion_students_with_ehcp_attending_fully_open_settingsproportion of students with ehcp attending fully open settings
proportion_students_with_sw_attendingproportion of students with sw attending
proportion_students_with_sw_attending_in_fully_open_settingsproportion of students with sw attending fully open settings
response_rateresponse rate
total_students_absent_due_to_attendance_restrictionstotal students absent from open settings due to attendance restrictions being in place to manage an outbreak
total_students_absent_for_all_covid_reasonstotal students unable to attend for all COVID19 reasons
total_students_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_potential_contact_with_case_of_COVID19_inside_settingtotal students absent from open settings due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 inside setting
total_students_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_potential_contact_with_case_of_COVID19_outside_settingtotal students absent from open settings due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 outside setting
total_students_absent_from_open_settings_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_in_line_with_government_guidancetotal students absent from open settings required to remain at home or isolate in line with government guidance
total_students_absent_from_open_settings_with_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19total students absent from open settings with a confirmed case of COVID19
total_students_absent_from_open_settings_with_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19total students absent from open settings with a suspected case of COVID19
total_students_absent_other_isolationtotal students absent from open settings due to isolation for other reasons
total_students_isolating_NHS_track_and_tracetotal students absent from open settings as they have been asked to isolate by NHS track and trace (older than 18 years and 6 months and not vaccinated)
total_students_not_attending_because_setting_is_closedtotal students not attending because setting is closed
total_students_unable_to_attend_because_setting_is_closed_due_to_COVID19_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedtotal students not attending because setting is closed excl year 11-13 students who are not in attendance:adjusted
Footnotes
  1. All national level figures are adjusted for non-response. Regional and local authority level figures are based on responding schools only. See accompanying document for full methodology.
  2. Pupils with a social worker are considered ‘children in need’. Our analysis after adjusting for non-response suggests that schools may be under-reporting the number of children with a social worker when compared to the most recently published children in need statistics. Therefore these estimates only account for pupils with a social worker that are identified by schools.
  3. The purpose of this data collection is primarily to understand attendance and workforce availability. This data is reported directly by schools via DfE's daily education settings survey. It is not the primary source of data on infection, incidence and COVID-19 cases overall.
  4. Figures for independent schools are unlikely to be representative. We looked at a sample of non-responding school websites across different phases to assess whether they were open to children of key workers and vulnerable children. This was to enable us to assess whether non-responding schools were as likely to be open as the responding schools. For independent schools, we found evidence that non-responding schools were more likely to be closed than responding schools. Open rates and attendance rates for independent schools are likely to be lower than reported here.
  5. There are only a small number of special post 16 settings therefore the data is expected to be variable and sensitive to changes in one or more settings.
  6. All proportions are rounded to 1 decimal place. Where open rates are rounded to 100.0%, a small number of settings may have reported that they were closed.
  7. The number of students on-site is calculated using a grossing methodology. This includes reported attendance from responding colleges and estimates of attendance in non-responding colleges. Two further education colleges are excluded from these metrics due to missing data used for the grossing methodology. See the methodology for further information.
  8. From 12 October 2020, schools were asked to exclude nursery children from their submission. A corresponding decrease was observed in submitted number on roll in schools with nurseries.
  9. Secondary schools and colleges were given flexibility to phase the return of pupils between 8 and 12 March 2021 to manage testing and the return of pupils. This impacted attendance rates during the week commencing 8 March 2021.
  10. Off-site provision for pupils in year 11 and 13 impacts attendance estimates during the summer term. In the 2021/22 academic year, on-site attendance during the summer is adjusted to exclude year 11-13 pupils identified as not in attendance because they are off-site for approved purposes. During the 2020/21 academic year this applied from 7 June to 16 July. Commentary was focused on COVID-19 related absence to give the clearest picture of the impact of the pandemic on pupil attendance.
  11. A small proportion of schools (less than 1%) were known to be on half term between 24 and 28 May 2021 and have been excluded from our estimates.
  12. Data from 04 - 07 January 2022 shown in the chart can be found in table 1A.
  13. From 7 March 2022, data collection has changed from daily to weekly, data will be collected every Thursday.

Table 1C - Attendance in state-funded schools during the COVID-19 outbreak at local authority

Filename
table_1c_attendance_in_state_schools_during_covid19_since_11_sept2020_at_la_level_.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; Regional
Time period
2020 Week 37 to 2022 Week 29
Content

This file contains weekly attendance data at local authority level for state-funded education settings for each Thursday excluding half term and Easter dates. 

The data is shown for each local authority and is further split by the following school phases:

  • state-funded secondary schools
  • state-funded primary schools
  • state-funded special schools
  • all state-funded schools.

Data is in this file has not been scaled to account for non-response so it is not nationally representative.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
DateDate
low_response_flagIndicates whether the data is based on a low response rate (50% or less)
Lower_estimate_as_percentage_of_all_pupilsLower estimate for total pupils unable to attend school because of COVID-19 as % of all pupils
Lower_estimate_for_total_pupils_self_isolatingLower estimate for total pupils self-isolating due to a potential contact with COVID-19
Lower_estimate_for_total_pupils_unable_to_attend_school_because_of_COVID_19Lower estimate for total pupils unable to attend school because of COVID-19
Lower_estimate_self_isolating_as_percentage_of_all_pupilsLower estimate for total pupils self-isolating due to a potential contact with COVID-19 as % of all pupils
number_children_attendingNumber of children attending schools
number_children_attending_fully_openNumber of children attending fully open schools
number_children_of_critical_workers_attending_state_funded_schoolsNumber of children of critical workers attending
number_fully_open_schoolsProportion of fully open schools
number_of_schools_with_one_or_more_pupils_self_isolating_due_to_COVID_contact_within_schoolNumber of schools with one or more pupils self isolating due to COVID contact within school
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_due_to_COVID_19_reasonsTeachers and school leaders absent due to all COVID reasons
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_any_reasonTotal teachers and school leaders absent for any reasons
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_other_reasonsTotal teachers and school leaders absent for non-COVID reasons
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19Total teachers and school leaders absent from open schools with a confirmed case of COVID-19
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19Total teachers and school leaders absent from open schools with a suspected case of COVID-19
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsTotal teachers and school leaders estimated attending on site in open settings
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolTotal teachers and school leaders in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 inside the school
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolTotal teachers and school leaders in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 outside the school
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolTotal teachers and school leaders isolating from open schools due to a potential contact with a case of COVID-19 inside setting
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolTotal teachers and school leaders isolating from open schools due to a potential contact with a case of COVID-19 outside setting
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_on_roll_in_responding_schoolsTotal teachers and school leaders estimated on roll in all responding schools
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_on_roll_responding_open_schoolsTotal teachers and school leaders estimated on roll in all open responding schools
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_on_roll_responding_schools_closed_due_to_covidTotal teachers and school leaders estimated on roll in all responding schools closed due to COVID-19
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_with_a_case_of_covid_19_inside_education_settingTotal teachers and school leaders required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact with a case of covid 19 inside education setting
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_with_a_case_of_covid_19_outside_education_settingTotal teachers and school leaders required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact with a case of covid 19 outside education setting
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_all_COVID_reasonsTotal teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to all COVID reasons
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Total teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a confirmed case of COVID19
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Total teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a suspected case of COVID19
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_other_reasonsTotal teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to non COVID reasons
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_due_to_COVID_19_reasonsTeaching assistants or other staff members absent due to all COVID reasons
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_any_reasonTotal teaching assistants or other staff members absent for any reason
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_other_reasonsTotal teaching assistants or other staff members absent for non-COVID reasons
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19Total teaching assistants or other staff members absent from open schools with a confirmed case of COVID-19
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19Total teaching assistants or other staff members absent from open schools with a suspected case of COVID-19
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsTotal teaching assistants and support staff estimated attending on site in open settings
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolTotal teaching assistants and other staff in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 inside the school
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolTotal teaching assistants and other staff in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 outside the school
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolTotal teaching assistants or other staff members isolating from open schools due to a potential contact with a case of COVID-19 inside setting
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolTotal teaching assistants or other staff members isolating from open schools due to a potential contact with a case of COVID-19 outside setting
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_on_roll_in_open_responding_schoolsTotal teaching assistants or other staff members estimated on roll in all open responding schools
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_on_roll_in_responding_schoolsTotal teaching assistants or other staff members estimated on roll in all responding schools
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_on_roll_responding_schools_closed_due_to_covidTotal teaching assistants or other staff members estimated on roll in all responding schools closed due to COVID-19
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Total teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a confirmed case of COVID19
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Total teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a suspected case of COVID19
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_all_COVID_reasonsTotal teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to all COVID reasons
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_other_reasonsTotal teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to non COVID reasons
number_of_teaching_assistants_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_with_a_case_of_covid_19_inside_education_settingTotal teaching assistants or other staff required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact with a case of covid 19 inside education setting
number_of_teaching_assistants_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_with_a_case_of_covid_19_outside_education_settingTotal teaching assistants or other staff required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact with a case of covid 19 outside education setting
number_open_schoolsNumber of open schools
number_pupils_eligible_for_FSM_attendingNumber of pupils eligible for FSM attending
number_pupils_with_EHCP_attendingNumber of pupils with an EHCP attending
number_pupils_with_EHCP_attending_fully_openNumber of pupils with an EHCP attending in fully open schools
number_pupils_with_SW_attendingNumber of pupils with a SW attending
number_pupils_with_SW_attending_fully_openNumber of pupils with a SW attending in fully open schools
number_schools_respondedNumber of schools responded
PhasePhase of education
proportion_children_attendingAttendance in schools (%)
proportion_children_attending_excl_year_11_13_students_not_in_attendance_adjustedAttendance in schools (%): adjusted to exclude y11-13 not in attendance
proportion_children_attending_fully_openAttendance in fully open schools (%)
proportion_fully_open_schoolsNumber of fully open schools
proportion_of_all_children_in_attendance_who_are_children_of_critical_workersProportion of children in attendance who are children of critical workers (%)
proportion_of_schools_with_one_or_more_pupils_self_isolating_due_to_COVID_contact_within_schoolProportion of schools with one or more pupils self isolating due to COVID contact within school
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_due_to_COVID_19_reasonsTeachers and school leaders absent due to all COVID reasons (%)
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_any_reasonTeachers and school leaders absent for any reasons (%)
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_other_reasonsTeachers and school leaders absent for non-COVID reasons (%)
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19Teachers and school leaders absent from schools with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (%)
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19Teachers and school leaders absent from schools with a suspected case of COVID-19 (%)
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsProportion of teachers and school leaders estimated attending on site in open settings
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolProportion of teachers and school leaders in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 inside the school
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolProportion of teachers and school leaders in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 outside the school
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolTeachers and school leaders isolating from schools due to a potential contact with a case of COVID-19 inside setting (%)
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolTeachers and school leaders isolating from schools due to a potential contact with a case of COVID-19 outside setting (%)
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_with_a_case_of_covid_19_inside_education_settingTeachers and school leaders required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact with a case of covid 19 inside education setting (%)
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_with_a_case_of_covid_19_outside_education_settingTeachers and school leaders required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact with a case of covid 19 outside education setting (%)
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_all_COVID_reasonsProportion of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to all COVID reasons
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Proportion of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a confirmed case of COVID19
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Proportion of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a suspected case of COVID19
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_other_reasonsProportion of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to non COVID reasons
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_due_to_COVID_19_reasonsTeaching assistants or other staff members absent due to all COVID reasons (%)
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_any_reasonTeaching assistants or other staff members absent for any reason (%)
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_other_reasonsTeaching assistants or other staff members absent for non-COVID reasons (%)
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19Teaching assistants or other staff members absent from schools with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (%)
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19Teaching assistants or other staff members absent from schools with a suspected case of COVID-19 (%)
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsProportion of teaching assistants and support staff estimated attending on site in open settings
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolProportion of teaching assistants and other staff in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 inside the school
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolProportion of teaching assistants and other staff in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 outside the school
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolTeaching assistants or other staff members isolating from schools due to a potential contact with a case of COVID-19 inside setting (%)
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolTeaching assistants or other staff members isolating from schools due to a potential contact with a case of COVID-19 outside setting (%)
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Proportion of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a confirmed case of COVID19
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Proportion of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a suspected case of COVID19
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_all_COVID_reasonsProportion of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to all COVID reasons
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_other_reasonsProportion of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to non COVID reasons
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_with_a_case_of_covid_19_inside_education_settingTeaching assistants or other staff required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact with a case of covid 19 inside education setting (%)
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_with_a_case_of_covid_19_outside_education_settingTeaching assistants required to remain at home or isolate by NHS test and trace or in line with government guidance due to close contact with a case of covid 19 outside education setting (%)
proportion_open_schoolsProportion of open schools
proportion_pupils_absent_from_open_schools_self_isolating_due_to_contact_inside_settingProportion of pupils absent from open schools due to contact with a potential case of COVID-19 inside the setting (%)
proportion_pupils_absent_from_open_schools_self_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_settingProportion of pupils absent from open schools due to contact with a potential case of COVID-19 outside the setting (%)
proportion_pupils_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_attendance_restrictions_in_placeProportion pupils absent from open schools due to attendance restrictions being in place (%)
proportion_pupils_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_isolating_other_reasonsProportion pupils isolating from open schools due to another reason (%)
proportion_pupils_absent_from_open_settings_isolating_NHS_track_and_traceProportion pupils isolating from open schools after being advised by NHS track and trace (%)
proportion_pupils_absent_from_open_settings_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_in_line_with_government_guidanceProportion pupils absent from open settings required to remain at home or isolate in line with government guidance (%)
proportion_pupils_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID_19Proportion of pupils absent with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (%)
proportion_pupils_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_COVID_19Proportion of pupils absent with a suspected case of COVID-19 (%)
proportion_pupils_eligible_for_FSM_attendingProportion of pupils eligible for FSM attending (%)
proportion_pupils_not_attending_because_school_is_closedTotal pupils not attending because school is closed: adjusted to exclude y11-13 not in attendance
proportion_pupils_with_EHCP_attendingProportion of pupils with an EHCP attending (%)
proportion_pupils_with_EHCP_attending_fully_openProportion of pupils with an EHCP attending in fully open schools (%)
proportion_pupils_with_SW_attendingProportion of pupils with a SW attending (%)
proportion_pupils_with_SW_attending_fully_openProportion of pupils with a SW attending in fully open schools (%)
proportion_students_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedProportion of pupils absent with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (%): adjusted to exclude y11-13 not in attendance
proportion_students_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedProportion of pupils absent with a suspected case of COVID-19 (%): adjusted to exclude y11-13 not in attendance
proportion_students_isolating_due_to_potential_contact_with_case_of_COVID19_inside_setting_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedProportion of pupils absent from open schools due to contact with a potential case of COVID-19 inside the setting (%): adjusted to exclude y11-13 not in attendance
proportion_students_isolating_due_to_potential_contact_with_case_of_COVID19_outside_setting_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedProportion of pupils absent from open schools due to contact with a potential case of COVID-19 outside the setting (%): adjusted to exclude y11-13 not in attendance
proportion_students_unable_to_attend_because_setting_is_closed_due_to_COVID19_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedProportion of pupils not attending because school is closed (%): adjusted to exclude y11-13 not in attendance
response_rateResponse rate
small_flagIndicates whether the data is based on a small number of settings (10 or less)
Total_pupils_absent_from_open_schools_self_isolating_due_to_contact_inside_settingTotal pupils absent from open schools due to contact with a potential case of COVID-19 inside the setting
Total_pupils_absent_from_open_schools_self_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_settingTotal pupils absent from open schools due to contact with a potential case of COVID-19 outside the setting
Total_pupils_absent_from_open_schools_with_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID_19Total pupils absent from open schools with a confirmed case of COVID-19
Total_pupils_absent_from_open_schools_with_a_suspected_case_of_COVID_19Total pupils absent from open schools with a suspected case of COVID-19
Total_pupils_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_attendance_restrictions_in_placeTotal pupils absent from open schools due to attendance restrictions being in place
Total_pupils_absent_from_open_settings_due_to_isolating_other_reasonsTotal pupils isolating from open schools due to another reason
Total_pupils_absent_from_open_settings_isolating_NHS_track_and_traceTotal pupils isolating from open schools after bring advised by NHS track and trace
Total_pupils_absent_from_open_settings_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_in_line_with_government_guidanceTotal pupils absent from open settings required to remain at home or isolate in line with government guidance
Total_pupils_not_attending_because_school_is_closedTotal pupils not attending because school is closed
total_students_unable_to_attend_because_setting_is_closed_due_to_COVID19_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedProportion of pupils not attending because school is closed (%)
Upper_estimate_as_percentage_of_all_pupilsUpper estimate for total pupils unable to attend school because of COVID-19 as % of all pupils
Upper_estimate_as_percentage_of_all_pupils_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedUpper estimate for total pupils unable to attend school because of COVID-19 as % of all pupils: adjusted to exclude y11-13 not in attendance
Upper_estimate_for_total_pupils_self_isolatingUpper estimate for total pupils self-isolating due to a potential contact with COVID-19
Upper_estimate_for_total_pupils_unable_to_attend_school_because_of_COVID_19Upper estimate for total pupils unable to attend school because of COVID-19
Upper_estimate_for_total_pupils_unable_to_attend_school_because_of_COVID_19_excl_year_11_13_students_who_are_not_in_attendance_adjustedUpper estimate for total pupils unable to attend school because of COVID-19: adjusted to exclude y11-13 not in attendance
Upper_estimate_self_isolating_as_percentage_of_all_pupilsUpper estimate for total pupils self-isolating due to a potential contact with COVID-19 as % of all pupils
Footnotes
  1. Data is based on responding schools only. Unlike national level data, no adjustments are made for non-response. Response rates vary by local authority and different schools within a region may respond on different days. Care should be taken when comparing regions and when interpreting trends over time because differences could be due to response bias or different schools being included in the data.
  2. Pupils with a social worker are considered ‘children in need’. Our analysis after adjusting for non-response suggests that schools may be under-reporting the number of children with a social worker when compared to the most recently published children in need statistics. Therefore these estimates only account for pupils with a social worker that are identified by schools.
  3. The purpose of this data collection is primarily to understand attendance and workforce availability. This data is reported directly by schools via DfE's daily education settings survey. It is not the primary source of data on infection, incidence and COVID-19 cases overall.
  4. COVID-19 related reasons include a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus and those required to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, where they are not exempt from self-isolation under the changes of 16th August 2021.
  5. All proportions are rounded to 1 decimal place. Where open rates are rounded to 100.0%, a small number of settings may have reported that they were closed.
  6. Secondary schools and colleges were given flexibility to phase the return of pupils between 8 and 12 March 2021 to manage testing and the return of pupils. This impacted attendance rates during the week commencing 8 March 2021.
  7. Off-site provision for pupils in year 11 and 13 impacts attendance estimates during the summer term. In the 2021/22 academic year, on-site attendance during the summer is adjusted to exclude year 11-13 pupils identified as not in attendance because they are off-site for approved purposes. During the 2020/21 academic year this applied from 7 June to 16 July. Commentary was focused on COVID-19 related absence to give the clearest picture of the impact of the pandemic on pupil attendance.
  8. A small proportion of schools (less than 1%) were known to be on half term between 24 and 28 May 2021 and have been excluded from our estimates.
  9. The majority of state-funded schools in Leicester and Leicestershire closed for the end of summer term on 9th July 2021, data will be missing or representative of the low number of schools responding (around 1%) for 15th July 2021 data (week 28).
  10. Absence rates for teaching assistants and other staff are likely to be less robust as more work part-time. There are likely to be inconsistencies in how schools treat part time staff in their reported data, for example some may update their on roll numbers daily to account for part-time staff ‘expected’ to be on-site and others may not.
  11. Workforce absences are not known in closed schools. This means these figures are likely to be under-estimates of the numbers of workforce with confirmed or suspected cases and self-isolating, particularly when the proportion of schools closed for COVID-19 related reasons is higher.
  12. On-site testing for staff was available from 4 January to 5 March 2021. All staff are now encouraged to take two rapid COVID-19 tests each week at home. Rates of confirmed cases and isolation among workforce may be impacted by levels of testing.
  13. From 7 March 2022, data collection has changed from daily to weekly, data will be collected every Thursday.

Table 1D - Daily workforce absence in education settings during the COVID-19 outbreak (excludes school holiday dates)

Filename
table_1d_daily_workforce_absence_in_education_settings_during_covid_19_.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020 Week 42 to 2022 Week 29
Content

This file contains workforce absence statistics for education settings from 12 October 2020 to 17 December 2020 and again following wider reopening of schools, from 8 March 2021 to 16 September 2021. It excludes half term terms and Easter dates. Data for workforce during the restricted opening of schools can be found in table 1e.

Data is in this file has been scaled to account for non-response so it is nationally representative.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
dateDate
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_any_reasonNumber of teachers and school leaders absent for any reason
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_covid19_reasonsNumber of teachers and school leaders absent for COVID-19 reasons
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_other_reasonsNumber of teachers and school leaders absent for other reasons
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19Number of teachers and school leaders absent with a confirmed case of covid-19
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19Number of teachers and school leaders absent with a suspected case of covid-19
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolNumber of teachers and school leaders isolating due to contact in school
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolNumber of teachers and school leaders isolating due to contact outside school
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_on_rollNumber of teachers and school leaders on roll
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_on_roll_in_open_settingsNumber of teachers and school leaders on roll in open settings
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_inside_education_settingNumber of teachers and school leaders required to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within setting
number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_outside_education_settingNumber of teachers and school leaders required to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 outside setting
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_any_reasonNumber of teaching assistants and other staff absent for any reason
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_covid19_reasonsNumber of teaching assistants and other staff absent for COVID-19 reasons
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_other_reasonsNumber of teaching assistants and other staff absent for other reasons
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19Number of teaching assistants and other staff absent with a confirmed case of covid-19
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19Number of teaching assistants and other staff absent with a suspected case of covid-19
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolNumber of teaching assistants and other staff isolating due to contact in school
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolNumber of teaching assistants and other staff isolating due to contact outside school
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_on_rollNumber of teaching assistants and other staff on roll
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_on_roll_in_open_settingsNumber of teaching assistants and other staff on roll in open settings
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_inside_education_settingNumber of teaching assistants or other staff members required to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within setting
number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_outside_education_settingNumber of teaching assistants or other staff members required to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 outside setting
phasePhase of education
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_any_reasonProportion of teachers and school leaders absent for any reason
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_covid19_reasonsProportion of teachers and school leaders absent for COVID-19 reasons
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_for_other_reasonsProportion of teachers and school leaders absent for other reasons
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19Proportion of teachers and school leaders absent with a confirmed case of covid-19
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19Proportion of teachers and school leaders absent with a suspected case of covid-19
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolProportion of teachers and school leaders isolating due to contact in school
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolProportion of teachers and school leaders isolating due to contact outside school
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_inside_education_settingProportion of teachers and school leaders required to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within setting
proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_outside_education_settingProportion of teachers and school leaders required to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 outside setting
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_any_reasonProportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent for any reason
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_covid19_reasonsProportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent for COVID-19 reasons
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_for_other_reasonsProportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent for other reasons
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_confirmed_case_of_covid_19Proportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent with a confirmed case of covid-19
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_absent_with_a_suspected_case_of_covid_19Proportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent with a suspected case of covid-19
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_in_schoolProportion of teaching assistants and other staff isolating due to contact in school
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_isolating_due_to_contact_outside_schoolProportion of teaching assistants and other staff isolating due to contact outside school
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_inside_education_settingProportion of teaching assistants or other staff members required to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within setting
proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_required_to_remain_at_home_or_isolate_by_NHS_test_and_trace_or_in_line_with_government_guidance_due_to_close_contact_outside_education_settingProportion of teaching assistants or other staff members required to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 outside setting
response_rateResponse rate
Footnotes
  1. All national level figures are adjusted for non-response. Regional and local authority level figures are based on responding schools only. See accompanying document for full methodology.
  2. The purpose of this data collection is primarily to understand attendance and workforce availability. This data is reported directly by schools via DfE's daily education settings survey. It is not the primary source of data on infection, incidence and COVID-19 cases overall.
  3. COVID-19 related reasons include a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus and those required to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, where they are not exempt from self-isolation under the changes of 16th August 2021.
  4. Figures for independent schools are unlikely to be representative. We looked at a sample of non-responding school websites across different phases to assess whether they were open to children of key workers and vulnerable children. This was to enable us to assess whether non-responding schools were as likely to be open as the responding schools. For independent schools, we found evidence that non-responding schools were more likely to be closed than responding schools. Open rates and attendance rates for independent schools are likely to be lower than reported here.
  5. There are only a small number of special post 16 settings therefore the data is expected to be variable and sensitive to changes in one or more settings.
  6. Absence rates for teaching assistants and other staff are likely to be less robust as more work part-time. There are likely to be inconsistencies in how schools treat part time staff in their reported data, for example some may update their on roll numbers daily to account for part-time staff ‘expected’ to be on-site and others may not.
  7. Workforce absences are not known in closed schools. This means these figures are likely to be under-estimates of the numbers of workforce with confirmed or suspected cases and self-isolating, particularly when the proportion of schools closed for COVID-19 related reasons is higher.
  8. On-site testing for staff was available from 4 January to 5 March 2021. All staff are now encouraged to take two rapid COVID-19 tests each week at home. Rates of confirmed cases and isolation among workforce may be impacted by levels of testing.
  9. From 7 March 2022, data collection has changed from daily to weekly, data will be collected every Thursday.

Table 1E - Daily workforce absence in education settings during the COVID-19 outbreak (Spring lockdown - 11 January to 5 march 2021)

Filename
table_1e_daily_workforce_attendance_and_absence_in_education_settings_during_covid19_11_jan_onwards.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2021 Week 2 to 2021 Week 9
Content

This file contains workforce absence statistics for education settings during restricted opening from 11 January to 5 March 2021, excluding half term dates from 15 to 19 February 2021. Data is not comparable to workforce absence estimates collected in the autumn term.

Data is in this file has been scaled to account for non-response so it is nationally representative.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
dateDate
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsNumber of teachers and school leaders attending on site in open schools
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolNumber of teachers and school leaders in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 inside the school
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolNumber of teachers and school leaders in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 outside the school
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_on_roll_in_closed_schoolsNumber of teachers and school leaders on roll in closed schools
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_on_roll_in_open_schoolsNumber of teachers and school leaders on roll in open schools
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schoolsNumber of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Number of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a confirmed case of COVID19
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Number of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a suspected case of COVID19
Number_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_non_COVID_reasonsNumber of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to non COVID reasons
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsNumber of teaching assistants and other staff attending on site in open schools
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolNumber of teaching assistants and other staff in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 inside the school
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolNumber of teaching assistants and other staff in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 outside the school
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_on_roll_in_closed_schoolsNumber of teaching assistants and other staff on roll in closed schools
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_on_roll_in_open_schoolsNumber of teaching assistants and other staff on roll in open schools
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schoolsNumber of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Number of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a confirmed case of COVID19
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Number of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a suspected case of COVID19
Number_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_non_COVID_reasonsNumber of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to non COVID reasons
phasePhase of education
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsProportion of teachers and school leaders attending on site in open schools
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolProportion of teachers and school leaders in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 inside the school
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolProportion of teachers and school leaders in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 outside the school
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schoolsProportion of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Proportion of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a confirmed case of COVID19
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Proportion of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a suspected case of COVID19
Proportion_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_non_COVID_reasonsProportion of teachers and school leaders who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to non COVID reasons
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_attending_on_site_in_open_schoolsProportion of teaching assistants and other staff attending on site in open schools
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_inside_the_schoolProportion of teaching assistants and other staff in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 inside the school
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_in_open_schools_self_isolating_and_cannot_teach_remotely_due_to_potential_contact_with_a_case_of_COVID19_outside_the_schoolProportion of teaching assistants and other staff in open schools self isolating and cannot teach remotely due to potential contact with a case of COVID19 outside the school
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schoolsProportion of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_confirmed_case_of_COVID19Proportion of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a confirmed case of COVID19
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_a_suspected_case_of_COVID19Proportion of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to a suspected case of COVID19
Proportion_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_who_cannot_teach_on_site_or_remotely_in_open_schools_due_to_non_COVID_reasonsProportion of teaching assistants and other staff who cannot teach on site or remotely in open schools due to non COVID reasons
Footnotes
  1. From 5 January 2021, schools were asked to provide remote education for the majority of pupils which enabled many staff to work remotely. Therefore data on reasons for workforce absence are collected where staff are unable to teach on-site or remotely from 11 January 2021. This means that staff who have a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus or who are self-isolating but can work remotely are not included in these figures. In the 2020/21 autumn term, when schools were asked to open for all pupils, data on reasons for workforce absence were collected for all staff unable to work on-site. Therefore, figures from 11 January 2021 are not comparable to data on workforce absence collected in the autumn term.
  2. Staff in schools with higher levels of pupil attendance may be less able to work remotely. Teaching assistants and other staff include staff who are essential to the running of schools such as administrative, catering, cleaning and maintenance staff, midday supervisors and technicians. These roles may be more difficult to carry out remotely, which may explain why these staff have both higher rates of on-site attendance and higher rates of staff unable to work on-site or remotely in primary and secondary schools.

Table 1F - Distribution of school workforce absence rates in state-funded schools since September 2021

Filename
table_1f_distribution_of_school_workforce_absence_rates_in_state-funded_schools_since_sept2021_.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2021 Week 36 to 2022 Week 29
Content

This file contains levels of workforce absence rates in education settings from September 2021. Data is in this file has been scaled to account for non-response so it is nationally representative.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
dateDate
number_of_schools_greater_than_10_less_than_15_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceNumber of schools more than 10 but less than 15 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
number_of_schools_greater_than_10_less_than_15_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceNumber of schools more than 10 but less than 15 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
number_of_schools_greater_than_15_less_than_20_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceNumber of schools more than 15 but less than 20 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
number_of_schools_greater_than_15_less_than_20_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceNumber of schools more than 15 but less than 20 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
number_of_schools_greater_than_20_less_than_25_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceNumber of schools more than 20 but less than 25 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
number_of_schools_greater_than_20_less_than_25_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceNumber of schools more than 20 but less than 25 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
number_of_schools_greater_than_25_less_than_30_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceNumber of schools more than 25 but less than 30 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
number_of_schools_greater_than_25_less_than_30_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceNumber of schools more than 25 but less than 30 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
number_of_schools_greater_than_5_less_than_10_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceNumber of schools more than 5 but less than 10 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
number_of_schools_greater_than_5_less_than_10_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceNumber of schools more than 5 but less than 10 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
number_of_schools_with_30_percent_or_more_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceNumber of schools with 30 percent or more teachers and school leaders for any absence
number_of_schools_with_30_percent_or_more_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceNumber of schools with 30 percent or more teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
number_of_schools_with_less_than_5_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceNumber of schools with less than 5 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
number_of_schools_with_less_than_5_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceNumber of schools with less than 5 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
phasePhase of education
proportion_of_schools_greater_than_10_less_than_15_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceProportion of schools more than 10 but less than 15 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
proportion_of_schools_greater_than_10_less_than_15_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceProportion of schools more than 10 but less than 15 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
proportion_of_schools_greater_than_15_less_than_20_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceProportion of schools more than 15 but less than 20 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
proportion_of_schools_greater_than_15_less_than_20_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceProportion of schools more than 15 but less than 20 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
proportion_of_schools_greater_than_20_less_than_25_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceProportion of schools more than 20 but less than 25 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
proportion_of_schools_greater_than_20_less_than_25_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceProportion of schools more than 20 but less than 25 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
proportion_of_schools_greater_than_25_less_than_30_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceProportion of schools more than 25 but less than 30 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
proportion_of_schools_greater_than_25_less_than_30_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceProportion of schools more than 25 but less than 30 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
proportion_of_schools_greater_than_5_less_than_10_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceProportion of schools more than 5 but less than 10 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
proportion_of_schools_greater_than_5_less_than_10_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceProportion of schools more than 5 but less than 10 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
proportion_of_schools_with_30_percent_or_more_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceProportion of schools with 30 percent or more teachers and school leaders for any absence
proportion_of_schools_with_30_percent_or_more_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceProportion of schools with 30 percent or more teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
proportion_of_schools_with_less_than_5_percent_of_teachers_and_school_leaders_for_any_absenceProportion of schools with less than 5 percent of teachers and school leaders for any absence
proportion_of_schools_with_less_than_5_percent_of_teaching_assistants_and_other_staff_for_any_absenceProportion of schools with less than 5 percent of teaching assistants and other staff for any absence
Footnotes
  1. In some education settings where there are either no staff of a certain type (e.g. teaching assistants and other staff) adding the proportions across settings may not add to 100%.
  2. Due to small settings and low response rates, absent rate distributions for special post-16 and independent schools are omitted. A disproportionate number of individual setting absence rates skew the band allocations.
  3. In some cases school absence rates may be based on a small number of teachers and school leaders, or teaching assistants and other staff. See matching criteria.
  4. From 7 March 2022, data collection has changed from daily to weekly, data will be collected every Thursday.

Table 2 - Daily attendance in early years settings during the COVID-19 outbreak

Filename
table_2_daily_attendance_in_early_years_settings_during_covid_19_outbreak.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020 Week 16 to 2021 Week 49
Content

The data in this file contains weekly attendance data for early years settings. Data in this file has been scaled to account for non-response so it is nationally representative.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
Children_attendingNumber of children attending early years settings
Children_of_critical_workers_attendingChildren of critical workers attending early years settings
Closed_settingsNumber of closed early years settings
dateDate
Open_settingsNumber of open early years settings
Proportion_of_settings_closedProportion of early years settings closed
Proportion_of_settings_openProportion of early years settings open
Proportion_of_settings_with_unknown_statusProportion of early years settings with unknown status
Settings_with_unknown_statusNumber of settings with unknown status
Vulnerable_children_attendingNumber of vulnerable children attending early years settings
Footnotes
  1. The data collection began in April 2020. For the 2020/21 academic year, the data collection was paused during the Christmas, Easter and summer holidays. The data collection resumed on 16 September for the start of the 2021/22 academic year,
  2. From 16 April to 18 June 2020, the local authority early years data collection was twice-weekly. The collection became weekly from 25 June 2020, and then fortnightly from 29 April 2021. From September 2021 the survey became monthly.
  3. Ordinarily, fewer early years settings are open and fewer children are in attendance during school holidays. This is due to reduced demand for childcare and the closure of school-based settings.
  4. The Prime Minister announced on 4 January 2021 that early years settings remain open for all children during the national lockdown.
  5. All national level figures are adjusted for non-response. Regional and local authority level figures are based on responding schools only. See accompanying document for full methodology.
  6. From 1 June 2020, the government asked early years settings to begin welcoming back all children in addition to those of critical workers and vulnerable children. The methodology to adjust figures for non-response was also updated to reflect this change.

Table 3 - Daily attendance in education settings during the COVID-19 outbreak Pre 17 July 2020

Filename
table_3_daily_attendance_in_education_settings_during_covid19_pre17july2020.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020 Week 13 to 2020 Week 29
Content

This file contains daily attendance data for state-funded education settings from 23 March to 17th July 2020 inclusive. Data is in this file has been scaled to account for non-response so it is nationally representative.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
attending_nurseryChildren attending nursery
attending_receptionChildren attending reception
attending_year1Children attending year 1
attending_year10Children attending year 10
attending_year12Children attending year 12
attending_year6Children attending year 6
children_attendingChildren attending
children_critical_workers_attendingChildren of critical workers attending
children_with_ehcp_attendingChildren with an EHCP attending
children_with_ehcp_or_social_worker_attendingChildren with an EHCP or social worker attending
children_with_social_worker_attendingChildren with a social worker attending
dateDate
nonteaching_staff_attending_excluding_teaching_assistantsNon-teaching staff attending (excludes teaching assistants)
nonteaching_staff_attending_including_teaching_assistantsNon-teaching staff attending (includes teaching assistants)
open_settingsOpen settings
open_settings_to_nursery_reception_year1_or_year6Settings open to nursery reception year 1 or year 6
open_settings_to_year10_or_year12Settings open to year 10 or year 12
otherwise_vulnerable_children_attendingOtherwise vulnerable children attending
proportion_attending_nursery_open_settingsProportion of nursery children in open settings attending
proportion_attending_nursery_settingsProportion of nursery children attending
proportion_attending_receptionProportion of reception children attending
proportion_attending_reception_open_settingsProportion of reception children in open settings attending
proportion_attending_year1Proportion of year 1 children attending
proportion_attending_year1_open_settingsProportion of year 1 children in open settings attending
proportion_attending_year10Proportion of year 10 children attending
proportion_attending_year10_open_settingsProportion of year 10 children in open settings attending
proportion_attending_year12Proportion of year 12 children attending
proportion_attending_year12_open_settingsProportion of year 12 children in open settings attending
proportion_attending_year6Proportion of year 6 children attending
proportion_attending_year6_open_settingsProportion of year 6 children in open settings attending
proportion_children_attendingProportion of children attending
proportion_children_with_ehcp_or_social_worker_attendingProportion of children with an EHCP or social worker attending
proportion_of_settings_openProportion of settings open
proportion_of_settings_open_to_nursery_reception_year1_or_year6Proportion of settings usually accepting these year groups open to nursery reception year 1 or year 6
proportion_of_settings_open_to_year10_or_year12Proportion of settings usually accepting these year groups open to year 10 or year 12
response_rateResponse rate
teaching_staff_attending_excluding_teaching_assistantsTeaching staff attending (excludes teaching assistants)
teaching_staff_attending_including_teaching_assistantsTeaching staff attending (includes teaching assistants)
vulnerable_children_attendingVulnerable children attending

Table 4 - Daily attendance in responding education settings during the COVID-19 outbreak not nationally representative Pre 17 July 2020

Filename
table_4_daily_attendance_in_responding_education_settings_during_the_covid19_outbreak_not_nationally_representative_pre17july2020.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2020 Week 23 to 2020 Week 29
Content

This file contains daily attendance data for state-funded education settings from 23 March to 17th July 2020 inclusive.  Data is in this file has been not been scaled to account for non-response so it is not nationally representative.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
dateDate
open_responding_settings_not_nationally_representativeOpen responding settings (not nationally representative)
open_responding_settings_to_nursery_reception_year1_or_year6_not_nationally_representativeSettings open to nursery reception year 1 or year 6 (not nationally representative)
open_responding_settings_to_year10_or_year12_not_nationally_representativeSettings open to year 10 or year 12 (not nationally representative)
proportion_of_responding_settings_open_not_nationally_representativeProportion of responding settings open (not nationally representative)
proportion_of_responding_settings_open_to_nursery_reception_year1_or_year6_not_nationally_representativeProportion of settings usually accepting these year groups open to nursery reception year 1 or year 6 (not nationally representative)
proportion_of_responding_settings_open_to_year10_or_year12_not_nationally_representativeProportion of settings usually accepting these year groups open to year 10 or year 12 (not nationally representative)
response_rateResponse rate
Footnotes
  1. All national level figures are adjusted for non-response. Regional and local authority level figures are based on responding schools only. See accompanying document for full methodology.
  2. These figures are included for methodological completeness and show the corresponding data before it has been adjusted for non-response.

Table 5 - Weekly attendance in early years settings during the COVID-19 outbreak at local authority level

Filename
table_5_weekly_attendance_in_early_years_settings_during_the_covid-19_outbreak_at_local_authority_level.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority
Time period
2020 Week 15 to 2021 Week 49
Content

This file contains local authority level data for early years settings. 

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
count_of_closed_early_years_settingsCount of Closed Early Years Settings
count_of_open_early_years_settingsCount of Open Early Years Settings
dateDate
total_children_in_early_years_settingsTotal Children in Early Years Settings
total_early_years_settings_reported_by_laTotal Early Years Settings Reported by LA
total_vulnerable_children_in_early_years_settingsTotal Vulnerable Children in Early Years Settings
Footnotes
  1. Local authority responses to the early years local authority survey from Monday 4 April 2020 to Friday 10 December 2021. Values of less than 5 for the Total Children in Early Years Settings and Total Vulnerable Children in Early Years Settings have been suppressed and have been replaced with a “c”. Some responses from local authorities during this time period have been removed where the Department for Education has been notified of a mistaken entry, or where the department believes a mistaken entry has been given based on high level validation checks. The data presented is largely as received from Local Authorities. While there are some basic validation checks on very unusual values, the frequency of data the data collection means it is not possible to validate every value. As such caution should be applied when viewing LA level data. Additionally, where a local authority has submitted multiple responses on the same day only the most recent response on that date has been retained. The data covers England only.

Table 6 - Operating status, workforce absence and child attendance in early years settings during the COVID-19 outbreak

Filename
22-02-22_ey_provider_pulse_survey_v2.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2022 Week 2 to 2022 Week 7
Content

This file contains data for early years settings on operating status, workforce absence and child attendance. 

The survey launched on 10 January 2022 and will continue during January up until February half term, at which point the survey will be reviewed. 

Data is in this file has been not been scaled to account for non-response so it is not nationally representative.

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
Child_attendance_open_settingsProportion of early years children booked to attend open settings who attended
Impact_of_Workforce_Absence_1_Dont_Know_open_SBPGBPProportion of open group-and school-based settings who selected 'don't know' to whether workforce absence impacted provision
Impact_of_Workforce_Absence_1_Everyday_open_SBPGBPProportion of open group-and school-based settings whereby workforce absence impacted provision every day (5 days or more)
Impact_of_Workforce_Absence_1_Most_days_open_SBPGBPProportion of open group-and school-based settings whereby workforce absence impacted provision most days (3-4 days)
Impact_of_Workforce_Absence_1_No_Days_open_SBPGBPProportion of open group-and school-based settings whereby workforce absence impacted provision on no days
Impact_of_Workforce_Absence_1_Some_days_open_SBPGBPProportion of open group-and school-based settings whereby workforce absence impacted provision some days (1-2 days)
Impact_of_Workforce_Absence_2_Fully_Closed_open_SBPGBPProportion of open group-and school-based settings who were closed on specific days as a result of workforce absence
Impact_of_Workforce_Absence_2_Other_open_SBPGBPProportion of open group-and school-based settings who were open but with 'other' impacts as a result of workforce absence
Impact_of_Workforce_Absence_2_Reduced_Hours_open_SBPGBPProportion of open group-and school-based settings who were open but with reduced hours as a result of workforce absence
Impact_of_Workforce_Absence_2_Restricted_Attendance_open_SBPGBPProportion of open group-and school-based settings who were open but with restricted attendance as a result of workforce absence
Impact_of_Workforce_Absence_2_Room_Closures_open_SBPGBPProportion of open group-and school-based settings who were open but with room closures as a result of workforce absence
Impact_of_Workforce_Absence_2_Staff_Covering_open_SBPGBPProportion of open group-and school-based settings who were open but with senior staff covering front line roles as a result of workforce absence
Proportion_of_settings_fully_openProportion of early years settings fully open
Proportion_of_settings_partially_openProportion of early years settings partially open
Proportion_of_settings_permanently_closedProportion of early years settings permanently closed
Proportion_of_settings_temporarily_closedProportion of early years settings temporarily closed
Workforce_absence_rate_open_SBP&GBPProportion of early years staff absent in open group-and school-based settings due to COVID-19-related reasons