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208,000 children out of school on October 14th

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Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to figures showing 208,000 children were out of school on 14 October, said

“Hundreds of thousands of children are again out of school, compounding the damage to education and development seen during the lockdown closures of the last two years. 

“Labour has been urging the government to get a grip, introduce the ventilation measures that Sage recommended over a year ago and start harnessing community pharmacy and vaccination centres to get jabs out to teenagers who want to protect their family and friends.

“The Conservatives’ negligence is keeping children out of class and risking their future opportunities, while their woeful tutoring proposals show no ambition for children’s recovery.”

A summary of attendance in education settings up to 14 October 2021.

Applies to England


Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: 23 March 2020 to 14 October 2021


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 monthly local authority early years survey.

Previously published data on attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is also available.

Published 19 October 2021

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