Data and Information Team

Pupil Absence in Primary Schools



    Number of enrolments % of half days missed:
authorised absence
% of half days missed:
unauthorised absence
% of half days missed:
overall absence
% of persistent absentees
2012/13 Hampshire 85,725 3.9 0.6 4.5 2.4
2012/13 England 3,546,450 3.9 0.8 4.7 2.7
             
2011/12 Hampshire 84,266 3.7 0.4 4.1 2.5
2011/12 England 3,453,445 3.7 0.7 4.4 3.1
             
2010/11 Hampshire 83,328 4.1 0.4 4.5 2.5
2010/11 England 3,392,330 4.3 0.7 5.0 3.9
             
2009/10 Hampshire 83,039 4.5 0.4 4.9 1.2
2009/10 England 3,374,040 4.5 0.7 5.2 1.4


Notes:
  • Number of enrolments includes pupils on the school roll for at least one session during the academic year who are of compulsory school age, excluding boarders
  • Includes maintained primary schools and academies
  • From 2010/11, the definition of persistent absentees is those pupils with 46 or more sessions of absence during the year (around 15% of possible sessions).  Previously persistent absentees were those pupils with 64 or more sessions of absence (around 20% of possible sessions).
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