Attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March 2020 and early years settings since Thursday 16 April 2020.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
“It’s fantastic to see attendance in schools the highest it has been at any point during the pandemic – it’s clear the protective measures in schools, as well as testing for staff, families and secondary pupils, are making a difference.
“The hard work of staff is helping keep children in and the virus out of classrooms, and I’m incredibly grateful to all staff, parents and pupils for the tremendous efforts they’re making every day.”
Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March 2020 to 22 April 2021
Between March 2020 and the end of the summer term, early years settings, schools and colleges were asked to limit attendance to reduce transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). From the beginning of the autumn term schools were asked to welcome back all pupils to school full-time. From 5 January 2021, schools were asked to provide on-site education for vulnerable children and children of critical workers only.
The data on explore education statistics shows attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March 2020, and in early years settings since Thursday 16 April 2020. The summary explains the responses for a set time frame.
The data is collected from a daily education settings status form and a weekly local authority early years survey.
Previously published data and summaries are available at attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.