Pupil attendance improving


By One Education
on 30 March, 2015

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Pupil attendance improving

DfE figures released this week show overall school attendance continued to improve in 2013/14; with authorised absence rates and the number of pupils classed as persistently absent decreasing and unauthorised absence remaining the same. Maintained primary schools have improved by 0.8% to 96.1% and secondary schools by 0.7% to 94.8%.

Maintained special schools follow the same trend with a 0.6% increase in attendance to 91%. Despite this, the persistent absence threshold increasing to 90% attendance in September 2015 means many more pupils will be categorised as persistently absent so it will be important to target intervention at this group.

For more information, or to find out about our range of attendance support, call the One Education Attendance team on 0844 967 1111

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