Data and Information Team

Pupil Absence in Special 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 2,236 7.1 1.5 8.6 15.1
2012/13 England 79,855 7.7 1.9 9.6 16.2
             
2011/12 Hampshire 2,236 6.8 1.5 8.3 15.1
2011/12 England 79,520 7.6 2.0 9.6 16.3
             
2010/11 Hampshire 2,226 6.9 1.8 8.7 14.4
2010/11 England 79,405 8.0 2.0 10.0 16.7
             
2009/10 Hampshire 2,115 7.3 1.4 8.7 7.6
2009/10 England 78,840 8.3 2.0 10.3 10.5


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 and non-maintained special schools, but not independent or general hospital schools, with the exception of 2008/09 which is just maintained special schools
  • 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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