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Schools Safety - School Attendance

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Wednesday 9 December , 2015

School Attendance

During 2014/15 the total rate of absence for primary schools was 4.9% with 0.01% due to temporary exclusions. The percentage attendance in primary schools by local authority ranged from 93.9% (Glasgow City) to 96.7% (East Renfrewshire).

The total rate of absence for secondary schools was 8.1%, with 0.07% due to temporary exclusions. The percentage attendance in secondary schools by local authority ranged from 89.6% (West Dunbartonshire) to 94.4% (East Renfrewshire).

In general, schools with higher levels of deprivation had higher levels of absence, although there were many schools which did not follow this trend. 5.5% of pupils had a perfect attendance record.

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Source: Scottish Government Education Statistics

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