Truancy drops in London

5th December 2003 at 00:00
London schools have cut truancy 20 times faster than the rest of England, government statistics show. They have reduced the proportion of half-days missed through unauthorised absence by 0.2 percentage points, compared to 0.01 nationally. Ivan Lewis, junior education minister, said the figures meant that, on average, 5,000 pupils played truant in London schools each day, compared to 5,700 last year.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now