The importance of school attendance every day.

Attendance towards the end of a week or the end of a term (particularly where it is a short week!) can often be tricky to manage. This is an excellent blog from Richard Prime for the DfE looking at strategies to support a strong finish to the end of term (and the end of a […]

How is attendance impacted across different pupil groups?

An interesting breakdown of how attendance impacts on individual groups of pupils – broadly speaking children with identified SEND needs often have higher rates of persistent absence. These children also have higher rates of “other authorised absences” – which needs further investigation – is this because these children are being placed on reduced timetables, for […]

Is there a correlation between distance from school and absenteeism?

The FFT data lab have been investigating whether there is a correlation between absence levels and the distance pupils live from school. Although intuition would suggest there is, this is the first time the FFT team have taken a look at the data analytically. Unsurprisingly results suggest that the further children live from school the […]