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Last updated on 11 April 2019
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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 see the national statistics.

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  1. Persistent absence threshold is 10%
  2. Compare your data to the national picture
  3. Calculate persistent absence as a proportion of all absence
  4. Know what Ofsted will look at
  5. Take action to reduce persistent absence

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