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More than 1m school pupils in England absent last week due to Covid

Official figures reveal 14.3% of children were not in class because of coronavirus-related issues

More than 1 million children in England were out of school last week for Covid-19-related reasons, with absence rates at a record level, government figures have revealed.

As state schools head towards the summer holiday, official figures released by the Department for Education (DfE) showed another huge drop in attendance with approximately one in seven pupils not in school (1.05 million), the highest rates of absence since schools fully reopened in March.

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