Falling Truancy Rates In Nottingham

21 April 2015, 07:23

Truancy rates are falling faster in Nottingham than anywhere else in the UK.

The city had a problem with the number of teenagers skipping school and after a big campaign on Capital called Get:Involved, it's fallen.

Dino and Pete gave the class with the most improved attendance the chance to see girl band Neon Jungle in a intimate gig.

1.8% Decline

The number of children persistently missing class has dropped 1.8% from 6.4% to 4.6%.

Pat Fielding, Director of Education told Capital:

'We would like to congratulate pupils, parents, schools and academies across the City for their focus on good attendance. A lot of work has gone into cracking down on school absence and celebrating good attendance.

'This is making a huge difference. Nottingham is rapidly narrowing the gap in absence rates with the rest of the UK. Schools and academies, pupils and parents deserve recognition for their great work.'

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