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Figure of 100,000 children missing from school is out of date

Figure of 100,000 children missing from school is out of date

Figure of 100,000 children missing from school is out of date16 July 2021What was claimed 100,000 children have not returned to school since the start of the pandemic. “Almost 100,000 ‘ghost children’ have not returned to school since the start of the Covid pandemic”. An Evening Standard article claims that “almost 100,000 ‘ghost children’ have not returned to school since [the] start of [the] Covid pandemic”. The CSJ found 100,000 children attended less than 50% of available sessions in the autumn term, not that they weren’t present at school at all. Even before Covid-19, in the autumn term of 2019, 60,244 pupils were classed as severely absent.

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