Briefing: Off-rolling pupils – EPI research and the local authority response

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
April 24, 2019
Andrew Crompton
Issues Covered
  • Children Missing Education - Local authority response
  • Identifying schools which off-roll pupils
  • Off-rolling research methodology
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance
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The unexplained disappearance (off-rolling) of approximately 50,000 a pupils from years 10 and 11 is a significant issue given that such children are known to have reduced life chances. This briefing looks at the methodology of the Education Policy Institute in calculating the number of off-rolled pupils. The local authority response is considered.

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