Nearly all of major faculties that opened this week had greater than a fifth of kids attending on Monday, new statistics have revealed.
The federal government’s attendance survey – responded to by 82 per cent of state-funded faculties in England – discovered that 14 per cent of pupils on roll had been in class on January 11.
It is a vital enhance in comparison with figures from the primary lockdown, which within the week beginning March 23 discovered that attendance was initially above three per cent.
Moreover at primaries, 53 per cent reported having greater than a fifth of kids in. Two per cent had greater than half of their major cohort in.
The third lockdown solely permits weak pupils and kids of key employees to attend faculties in England.
Nevertheless, the huge standards for key employees – coupled with the very fact only one guardian needs to be a key employee – and the addition of pupils with out entry to distant training to the weak standards has brought about the rise.
The newest authorities statistics present that primaries had 20 per cent of pupils in. However secondaries had simply 4 per cent attendance.
Particular faculties had 29 per cent of pupils attending, and different provision faculties registered 24 per cent attendance.
Statistics printed final 12 months stated that attendance through the first week of lockdown was greater than three per cent. However that charge fell to 1.3 per cent on March 30, and 0.9 per cent on April 6.
It then elevated to 2 per cent within the week of April 24 (following what would have been the Easter break) when about 78 per cent of settings had been open.
This Monday’s statistics present that almost all – 99.2 per cent of responding state faculties – had been open.
Of the youngsters with training, well being and care plans (EHCPs), 34 per cent had been in attendance. This was 46 per cent in primaries, 25 per cent in secondaries, 29 per cent in particular faculties.
Forty per cent of pupils with a social employee had been attending. Nevertheless, the information doesn’t present what number of kids of key employees are attending “as faculties are solely in a position to verify what number of kids of important employees requested a spot, fairly than what number of are on roll”.
The Division for Training stated it intends to publish an estimated complete variety of these kids this month.
A full breakdown of knowledge for 11-14 January, following adjustment for non-response, will probably be printed on 19 January, the DfE says.