August 19, 2023 10.00 am

Pupils missing school: Lincolnshire sees spike in persistent absences

A third of secondary pupils in Lincolnshire persistently absent

Nearly 1 in 3 secondary school pupils in Lincolnshire were persistently absent during the 2022-23 school year, according to government data.

Recent figures released by the Department for Education concerning school attendance in Lincolnshire highlight a trend in persistent absences, particularly among secondary school pupils. The persistent absence rate for secondary school pupils stands at a significant 29.2%, which translates to nearly 1 in 3 pupils. This is in contrast to the 15.3% rate for primary school pupils, which is roughly 1 in 7.

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