School Attendance

Department/Agency

National Educational Welfare Board

Key information

The number of primary and post-primary student days lost; the number of primary and post-primary students with twenty days or more absences; the number of primary and post-primary expulsions and suspensions.


Mean non-attendance, twenty day absences and suspensions in primary schools classified by school location, size, gender served, DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) classification and RAPID (Revitalising Areas by Planning Investment and Development) classification. Correlation of primary school pupils' non-attendance, twenty day absences and suspensions with social indicators, academic performance and school participation in disadvantage projects.


Mean non-attendance, twenty day absences, expulsions and suspensions in post-primary schools classified by school type, size, gender served, degree of disadvantage and RAPID (Revitalising Areas by Planning Investment and Development) classification. Correlation of post-primary schools' non-attendance, twenty day absences and suspensions with school setting, educational disadvantage indicators, dropout and academic performance.

Source

Merged National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB) and Educational Research Centre (ERC) data.

Scope

All primary and post-primary schools funded by the Department of Education and Science.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Academic year

Start date

2003/04

Timeliness

Two and a half years after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • Location
    Urban; Rural.
  • School size (primary)
    <50 pupils; 50-100; 101-200; 201+ pupils.
  • School size (second level)
    <300 pupils; 301-400; 401-600; 600+ pupils.
  • Gender served
    Mixed; Girls; Boys.
  • Equality of opportunity (DEIS)
    Rural, not in School Support Programme (SSP); Rural, in SSP; Urban, not in SSP; Urban in SSP Band 2; Urban; in SSP Band 1.
  • Social indicators
    Local authority accommodation; DEIS points score; Lone parent family; Main family earner unemployed; GCEB points score; Membership of traveller community; Students in free books scheme; Families of 5 or more.
  • Disadvantage projects
    DEIS; DAS; School Completion Programme; RAPID; Breaking the Cycle; Support Teachers Programme; CLĮR.
  • School type (second level)
    Secondary; Community/Comprehensive; Vocational.
  • Educational disadvantage indicators
    Disadvantage index (ERC); Total poverty index (ERC); Medical cards junior cycle; Medical cards senior cycle; Students in free books scheme.

Theme

People and Society - Education

Page Created

2009-10-14

Page Modified

2009-11-27

Keywords

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