Attendance data was collected at individual pupil level for the first time in 2005/06 from secondary schools only. Information on persistent absentees in secondary schools in 2005/06 at local authority level has been placed in the Library.
Information on persistent absentees in primary, secondary and special schools is available from 2006/07 onwards. Information at local authority level for 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2008/09, and parliamentary constituency level for 2007/08 and 2008/09 has been placed in the Library. To provide further information would incur disproportionate cost.