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Pupil absence in schools in 2016 to 2017

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Overall rate of absence

Percentage of possible mornings or afternoons recorded as an absence from school for whatever reason, whether authorised or unauthorised, across the full academic year.

Persistent absence

The percentage of pupils missing 10% or more of the mornings or afternoons they could attend, meaning that if a pupil’s overall rate of absence is 10 % or higher across the full academic year they will be classified as persistently absent.

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