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Attendance: persistent absence threshold

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Last updated on 11 May 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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School-age pupils are persistent absentees if they miss 10% of sessions or more. Learn how to analyse your data and look at examples from schools on managing persistent absence.

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  1. 1 Persistent absence threshold is 10%
  2. 2 What inspectors consider
  3. 3 Analysing your data
  4. 4 Threshold does not apply to sixth forms
  5. 5 Four-year-olds not included
  6. 6 Taking early action

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