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8.24

The percentage of half days missed in maintained secondary schools in England, 200506.Source: DfES

"Are we actually going to get any education this week?"

A Year 6 boy is obviously not happy with the activities on a residential trip.

5.81

The percentage of half days missed in city technology colleges in England, 200506.Source: DfES

"Actually I have learnt one thing this week - teachers are human."

The same Year 6 boy revises his verdict.

9.05

The percentage of half days missed in academies in England, 200506.Source: DfES

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