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Truancy: Salford

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the unauthorised absence rate was for pupils in Salford in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009. (317385)

The available information is shown in the table for 1996/97 and 2007/08. Information for 2008/09 is expected to be published in spring 2010.

Primary, secondary and special schools1, 2, 3, percentage of half days missed due to unauthorised absence 1996/97 and 2007/084—Salford parliamentary constituency

Percentage of half days missed due to unauthorised absence5





1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies).

3 Includes maintained and non maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.

4 Figures for 1996/97 have been sourced from the Absence in Schools Survey. Figures for 2007/08 are derived from the School Census.

5 The number of sessions missed due to unauthorised absence expressed as a percentage of the total number of possible sessions.


Absence in Schools Survey and School Census (see note 4).