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Pupils: Absenteeism

Question for Department for Education

UIN 13646, tabled on 27 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the figures for school absence in England were in each year since 2005.

Answered on

3 November 2015

Information on pupil absence in schools in England is available in the ‘Statistics: pupil absence’ series[1].


National absence figures between 2009 and 2014, can be found through the link to ‘Pupil absence in schools in England: 2013 to 2014’ in the spreadsheet named ‘National tables: SFR10/2015’.


Table 1.1 provides absence information across the first five half terms between 2009 and 2014.


National absence figures between 2005 and 2009, can be found through follow the link to ‘Pupil absence in schools in England, including pupil characteristics: academic year 2009 to 2010’.


[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-pupil-absence