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
2012/13 Hampshire 68,221 4.7 1.2 5.9 6.9
2012/13 England 2,851,425 4.5 1.4 5.9 6.5
             
2011/12 Hampshire 69,112 4.8 1.1 6.0 7.8
2011/12 England 2,878,120 4.6 1.3 5.9 7.4
             
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 5.5 1.3 6.9 4.5
2009/10 England 2,934,805 5.4 1.5 6.9 4.4


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 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).
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