Autumn term 2023/24

Pupil absence in schools in England

Pre-release access list


Besides Department for Education (DfE) professional and production staff, the following post holders were given pre-release access up to 24 hours before release.

  • Secretary of State for Education 
  • Minister for Schools
  • Minister for the School System and Finance 
  • Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing
  • Permanent Secretary 
  • Special Advisers  x4
  • Deputy Director, Strategy Group
  • Deputy Director of Media and Social Media
  • Media Officer, Press Office  x5
  • Director, Attendance and Exclusion 
  • Deputy Director, Attendance
  • G6, Vulnerable Children’s Attendance
  • G6, Attendance policy
  • Assistant Director, Attendance 
  • Assistant Director, Behaviour and Attendance 
  • G7, Attendance Policy x 4
  • G7, Attendance PMO
  • G7, Vulnerable Children Attendance
  • Policy Officer, Vulnerable Children Attendance
  • Policy Officer, Attendance Policy 
  • Deputy Director, Early Years Schools and SEND Analysis and Research 
  • Grade 6, SBAEA analysis
  • Grade 6, Attendance analysis
  • G7, SBAEA analysis
  • Data analyst, SBAEA analysis x2
  • Deputy Director, Mental Health Delivery
  • G7, Strategic Comms
  • Head of Profession for Statistics
  • Deputy Head of Profession for Statistics
  • Director of Analysis