Fact fiction

13th April 2007 at 01:00
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Percentage of pupil half days missed due to unauthorised absence in secondary schools in England in 2005-06. Source: DfES

"A nun wanted to talk about cars and we couldn't get away."

A parent explains why her son is late for school.

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Percentage of pupil half days missed due to unauthorised absence in secondary schools in Wales in 2005-06.Source: Welsh Assembly Government

"What's my girlfriend's name again?"

A Year 1 boy asks a teacher to help untangle his love life.

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Percentage of pupil half days missed due to unauthorised absence in secondary schools in Scotland in 2005-06. Source: Scottish Executive

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