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We’re going to return to the question of the extent to which pupils left mainstream schools during the pandemic, which we began to look at here.

This might happen for one of the following reasons:

  • moves to other (special or alternative provision) state-funded schools;
  • local authority funded alternative provision;
  • migration (including to other parts of the UK);
  • elective home education;
  • moving to the independent sector;
  • being without a school place for some reason; and
  • (sadly) death

The first two types of move are observable in data from the National Pupil Database (NPD) but the remainder are not.

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