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
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 4.53 0.40 4.93 1.2
2009/10 England 3,374,040 4.54 0.67 5.21 1.4
2008/09 Hampshire 83,580 4.61 0.37 4.98 1.3
2008/09 England 3,375,830 4.66 0.64 5.30 1.5


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).
  • National figures have been rounded to the nearest 5
Sources: