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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Absenteeism by pupils of compulsory school age in secondary schools by school type and year
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[Collapse]GenderSince 1999/2000 schools have been asked to provide, on a voluntary basis, their attendance information broken down by gender. In 2007/08 it became compulsory for maintained secondary schools to provide gender information whilst remaining voluntary for special and independent schools. Therefore comparisons of absenteeism data by gender over years should be treated with caution due to a varying response rate. [Filtered]
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YearAbsenteeism data for primary schools relates to the whole academic year.Absenteeism data for secondary schools relates to the beginning of the academic year up to and ending on the date of the late May Bank Holiday. [Filtered]
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TypeMaintained, special and independent schools. [Filter]
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[Collapse]Percentage of half-day sessions missed due to authorised absencesLA maintained mainstream schools7.37.37.26.56.15.14.94.54.54.64.48.0
[Collapse]Percentage of half-day sessions missed due to unauthorised absencesLA maintained mainstream schools1.71.61.51.41.31.31.31.31.41.61.74.5
[Collapse]Percentage of half-day sessions missed due to all absencesLA maintained mainstream schools9.08.98.67.97.46.46.15.85.96.16.212.5

Metadata

Title

Absenteeism from Schools

Last update

Primary absenteeism: December 2019
Secondary absenteeism: November 2023
Primary absenteeism: December 2019
Secondary absenteeism: November 2023


Next update

Primary absenteeism: 2024
Secondary absenteeism: 2024

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Pupils' Attendance Record, Welsh Government

Contact email

school.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Local authorities

Languages covered

English only

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Statistical quality

Please see the Notes section in the statistical first release, linked to in Weblinks.

Keywords

Absenteeism; Attendance

General description

Source: Pupils's Attendance Record, Welsh Government

Contact: school.stats@gov.wales

Primary:

The primary absenteeism information in this table relates largely to pupils of compulsory school age (ages 5 to 10 at the beginning of the academic year) at schools that responded to the survey. However, absenteeism information for a small number of schools may include all pupils regardless of age (e.g. including reception classes).

Primary absenteeism data for special and independent schools have not been included in the LEA figures, but have been included, where provided, in the Wales figures.

Secondary:

The secondary absenteeism information in this table relates to secondary school pupils of compulsory school age (11 to 15) registered at mainstream, special and independent schools.

Secondary absenteeism data for independent schools have not been included in the LEA figures, but have been included, where provided, in the Wales figures.


Data collection and calculation

Please see the Notes section in the statistical first release, linked to in Weblinks.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data are available from the 2002/03 to the 2022/23 academic year.

Users, uses and context

Please see the Notes section in the statistical first release, linked to in Weblinks.