Primary truancies hit record number

22nd October 2010 at 01:00

Record numbers of primary school children skipped lessons without permission last year, official figures show. The primary truancy rate rose to 0.68 per cent of half days missed during the autumn and spring terms 200910, up from 0.65 per cent for the same terms last year, the Department for Education said. The overall truancy rate, including secondaries, fell slightly.

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