Now published: 2017 secondary (revised) and 16-18 results (except retention measures) and related pupil population, workforce and finance data, plus MAT (multi-academy trust) results. Coming by March 2018: 2017 16-18 results for remaining measures, 2017 absence data and time series data. See publication timetable for full details. We no longer grant 24 hour pre-release access to media organisations.
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Pupil absence in schools in 2015 to 2016

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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 they will be classified as persistently absent.

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