Data and Information Team

Pupil Absence in Secondary 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 69,707 5.1 1.2 6.4 7.9
2010/11 England 2,911,100 5.1 1.4 6.5 8.4
2009/10 Hampshire 69,984 5.56 1.29 6.85 4.5
2009/10 England 2,934,805 5.43 1.45 6.88 4.4
2008/09 Hampshire 70,390 5.81 1.40 7.21 5.2
2008/09 England 2,841,100 5.74 1.46 7.21 4.9


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 secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies, except for 2008/09 which is maintained schools only
  • 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
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