Pupil attendance

The following statistical bulletins contain attendance data for all grant-aided, post-primary and special schools in Northern Ireland.


The data is analysed to produce overall attendance figures for each academic year, including information on the levels of absence, type of absence and reason for absence. The reports also contain more detailed statistics by school sector as well as pupil characteristics, such as gender and ethnicity.

Attendance and absence rates, both authorised and unauthorised, for each school in Northern Ireland are also produced, where available.


Data relating to each of the year's listed may be accessed by clicking on the link for that year.

Further information

More information on the attendance data collection exercise can be accessed on the following DE page:

Data requests

If you require information that is additional to that already published, contact the Analytical Services Unit (ASU).  We will conduct special analysis of data held upon request, where it is appropriate. 

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