Secondary school absences –

The number of days where schoolchildren have been absent from Secondary Schools across Devon due to sickness or illness in the academic years of 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018.

2016-2017 – 26,720
2017-2018 – 23,367.5

The figures listed in all the responses do not include special schools and have been taken from school census data collected in Autumn 2016 and Autumn 2017.

The number of days where schoolchildren have been absent from Secondary Schools across Devon due to mental health related matters (i.e., depression, self-harm, stress, anxiety, eating disorders etc.)

2016-2017 – 1,620.5
2017-2018 – 1,615.5

The number of students who have been absent for one day or more from Secondary Schools across Devon due to sickness or illness in the academic years of 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018.

2016-2017 – 11,536
2017-2018 – 10,650

The number of students who have been absent for one day or more from Secondary Schools across Devon due to mental health related matters (i.e. depression, self-harm, stress, anxiety, eating disorders etc.)

2016-2017 – 673
2017-2018 – 691