• Proportion of schools not fully open due to Covid quadruples in a week

    The proportion of schools reporting that they are not fully open because of suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19 has quadrupled in a week. Attendance data from the Department for Education showed that 4 per cent of schools reported they were not fully open because of Covid as of last Thursday, up from 1 per

    12.16 Sep. 22nd, 2020 | News

  • Attendance: 8% of schools not 'fully open' last week, says DfE

    Around 92 per cent of state-funded schools were “fully open” as of last Thursday, the Department for Education has said. Analysis of attendance figures by the DfE shows that although almost all state schools (99.1 per cent) were open on September 10, around 8 per cent were not “fully open” – meaning they did not

    12.12 Sep. 15th, 2020 | News

  • Pupils required to self-isolate will not be marked 'absent', DfE confirms

    Pupils who do not attend school because they have to self-isolate or quarantine will not be recorded as absent, the Department for Education has clarified. Schools have been told to record non-attendance by pupils who are required by law or government guideance to stay away with “code X”, which does not count as an absence

    15.55 Aug. 6th, 2020 | News

  • Attendance rates continue to rise as proportion of reopened schools flatlines

    The proportion of schools that have reopened more widely has flatlined, but pupil attendance has continued to rise, new figures show. The Department for Education estimates that 88 per cent of primary schools and 75 per cent of secondary schools were open to at least one of the returning year groups as of last Thursday,

    12.35 Jul. 7th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Less than two fifths of eligible primary pupils return in second week of reopening

    Less than two fifths of eligible pupils had returned to open primary schools by Thursday last week, almost two weeks after the government encouraged primaries to welcome back more children. The latest attendance data from the Department for Education shows 67 per cent of primary schools had reopened to more pupils by June 11, up

    13.18 Jun. 16th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: Just 52% of primary schools reopened to more pupils last week, DfE data shows

    Just over half of of primary schools reopened to more pupils last week, official government figures show. Attendance data from around 18,500 educational settings shows just 52 per cent of schools that normally educate nursery, reception or years 1 or 6 pupils welcomed back at least one of those year groups last Thursday, June 4.

    12.48 Jun. 9th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: School attendance doubles after Easter holidays

    The proportion of pupils attending schools doubled in the week after the Easter holidays, updated figures from the Department for Education show. The data, which is based on schools’ reports to the DfE, shows attendance rose as high as 1.9 per cent last Wednesday, with 177,000 pupils attending. This was more than twice the rate

    14.18 Apr. 28th, 2020 | News