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Almost 12,000 children missing school

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/11/2011

Jessica Shepherd

"Almost 12,000 children in England have missed school for at least a month and 1,500 of them cannot be traced, statistics obtained by the Times Educational Supplement reveal.

"Leicester has the highest number at 2,611 which it said was the result of a "ruthless" process to trace the whereabouts of all children.

"John Broadhead, head of behaviour and attendance at the council, said other local authorities did not do as much. The council employs a member of staff just to track down missing children.

"The next highest is Birmingham with 762. Kent and Bradford have 618 and 593 respectively. Some 69 local authorities said they had no missing pupils."

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"Almost 12,000 children missing school", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/almost-12-000-children-missing-school