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NSN Response to Term-Time Holiday Judgement

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Toby Young Director of NSN said:

“I welcome today’s judgement. All the research shows that the more time children spend in school, the better they do. Indeed, one of the reasons free schools get better results than any other type of school in Key Stage 1 is because so many of them have longer school days."

 

Government data also shows higher levels of unauthorised absence in areas of high deprivation: Pupil absence in schools in England: 2015 to 2016

 

Deprivation

Overall absence

Unauthorised absence

0 - 10 % most deprived

5.6

1.9

10 - 20 %

5.2

1.6

20 - 30 %

5.0

1.4

30 - 40 %

4.8

1.2

40 - 50 %

4.6

1.0

50 - 60 %

4.3

0.9

60 - 70 %

4.1

0.8

70 - 80 %

3.9

0.7

80 - 90 %

3.7

0.6

90 - 100 % least deprived

3.4

0.5

Total

4.6

1.1