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Absenteeism by pupil characteristics

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  • Release date: 15 May 2013
  • Period covered: 2011/12
  • Next update: March 2014
An annual report which presents data on absenteeism by persistent absentees and all pupils of compulsory school age (5-15) in maintained primary and secondary schools.

Key points

  • In 2011/12 7.2 per cent of pupils in maintained secondary schools were persistent absentees, a decrease of 1.4 percentage points from 2010/11.
  • The percentage of persistent absentees in maintained primary schools fell from 3.3 per cent in 2010/11 to 2.6 per cent in 2011/12.
  • Ceredigion had the lowest percentage of persistent absentees in maintained primary and secondary schools in 2011/12 (1.1 and 3.2 per cent of pupils respectively).
  • Pupils known to be eligible for free school meals had higher rates of absenteeism in maintained primary and secondary schools than other pupils.
  • Traveller and Gypsy/Roma pupils had the highest rates of absenteeism.

Contact

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Email: school.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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