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School Health: Attendance

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  • Website The link between absence and attainment at KS2 and KS4: 2013/14 academic year

    This report investigates the link between different levels of absence and attainment for pupils at the end of key stage 2 (KS2) and key stage 4 (KS4) in state-funded mainstream schools. It covers overall absence, as well as absence for different authorised and unauthorised reasons.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 24/03/2016

  • Website Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2014 and spring 2015

    This release reports on pupil absence in primary and secondary schools across the autumn and spring terms of the 2014 to 2015 academic year.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 20/10/2015

  • Website Adolescent school absenteeism and service use in a population-based study

    The aim of the current study was to investigate service use of Norwegian adolescents with moderate and high absenteeism in comparison to students with lower rates of absence.

    Publisher: BMC Public Health
    Published Date: 09/07/2015

  • Website Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2014

    This statistical first release reports on absence in state-funded primary and secondary schools during the autumn 2014 term. Information on absence in pupil referral units has also been included.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 21/05/2015

  • Website Pupil absence in schools in England: 2013 to 2014

    This release reports on pupil absence in primary, secondary and special schools across the 2013 to 2014 academic year.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 26/03/2015

  • Website Impact indicator 20: percentage of overall absence in primary, secondary and special schools

    This impact indicator showing the percentage of overall absence in primary, secondary and special schools has been updated to show 2012/13 data.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 30/07/2014

  • Website Not present, what future? Children missing education in England

    The results of a National Children’s Bureau freedom of information request suggest that on any given day as many as 14,800 children are missing education in England, with the whereabouts of over 3,000 children completely unknown to their school or local authority.

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 12/06/2014

  • Website Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2013

    Levels of overall, authorised and unauthorised absence by school type, with indicative statistics on persistent absentees.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 30/05/2014

  • Website School food and attainment: review of the literature

    This paper by Public Health England presents a review of evidence investigating the effects of nutrition and diet on academic achievement of school aged children.

    Publisher: Public Health England (PHE)
    Published Date: 26/09/2013

  • Website Hidden from view: the experiences of young carers in England

    This report analyses government data tracking 15,000 children across England. It reveals the significant long-term impact that caring has on a child’s life.

    Publisher: The Children's Society
    Published Date: 16/05/2013

  • Website “Always someone else’s problem”: Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s report on illegal exclusions

    This report is based on research, school visits and a teachers' survey and examines the scale and nature of illegal exclusions in England's schools. It sets out in detail what is known about what is happening, and what needs to change to improve things for children for the future. The report says that this illegal activity appears to impact disproportionately on those groups which are also most likely to be formally excluded, particularly children with SEN. It appears to happen most to those children who are least likely to know their rights, or to have adults in their lives who know the law, or who can and will support these rights on their children’s behalf.

    Publisher: Office of the Children's Commissioner
    Published Date: 24/04/2013

  • Website “They go the extra mile”: reducing inequality in school exclusions

    Last year, the Children’s Commissioner published They never give up on you – the report of a first inquiry into school exclusions. One of the key findings was that children from particular groups – those with special educational needs (SEN), children from low income families, boys, and children from some ethnic groups - are much more likely to be excluded. However, some schools manage to narrow the exclusions, and attainment, gap between different groups of pupils. This report looks at what makes these schools so effective, and what can be done to share what they do more widely.

    Publisher: Children's Commissioner
    Published Date: 22/03/2013

  • Website Pupil absence in schools in England, including pupil characteristics - Statistical First Release

    This Statistical First Release (SFR) reports on absence in primary, secondary and special schools, city technology colleges and academies during the 2011/12 school year.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 19/03/2013

  • Website Dropping out of school as a meaningful action for adolescents with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

    This study examines and discusses dropping out of school related to adolescents with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). It is based on in-depth interviews of 10 adolescents between the ages of 16 and 20, three girls and two boys with internalised problems, and two girls and three boys with extroverted behavioural problems. Given this group of students' challenges at school, the aim of this paper is to explore the narratives of this adolescent group as they relate to the significance they attach to their dropout behaviour. An additional objective is to draw attention to what these findings are likely to mean for implementing preventive practices in school.

    Publisher: Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs
    Published Date: 02/01/2013

  • Website Family Action and the Troubled Families Programme: delivering outcomes on school attendance and exclusion

    This report examines school truancy as an issue within 'troubled' families, and what schools need to do to tackle truancy effectively. Children’s truancy and exclusion from school are usually presenting issues for a range of multiple complex needs in the family that have gone unaddressed.

    Publisher: Family Action
    Published Date: 18/11/2012


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