The mission of the Department for Education is to develop a highly educated society in which opportunity is more equal for children and young people no matter what their background or family cirumstance. This section of the Observatory investigates whether these opportunities extend to children and young people from rural England.
Absence from school can have a profound effect on a pupils academic progress and career prospects later in life. To get a better understanding of the situation in your local authority area, this analysis looks at absenteeism based both on school location and location of pupil residence, for the school year 2013 to 2014.
The transition through life from late teen to young adulthood presents a number of choices socially, professionally and academically. For many young adults living in rural areas, the choice to continue education to a higher level brings with it the necessity and desire to move to an urban location. Data demonstrates that this results in a migration of young adults, and hence the loss economically and socially, from rural local authority areas.
To view the analysis the on the rural to urban migration click here