Kids miss­ing term days up

Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

PUPILS missed about 20 mil­lion days of school last au­tumn, up from 19.6 mil­lion in au­tumn 2016.

Of­fi­cial fig­ures also show a slight rise in chil­dren skip­ping les­sons.

Num­bers “per­sis­tently ab­sent” rose as did those miss­ing at least a half day due to un­ap­proved breaks.

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