Some 130,000 fewer pupils are routinely missing class under the Coalition government, according to figures from the Department for Education.
They also found:
- Overall, absence is down from 6% of sessions in 2009/10 to 5.2% of sessions in 2012/13.
- Some 7.7 million fewer school days were lost to overall absence - 49.3 million days in 2012/13 compared to 57 million days in 2009/10.
More top news
A care worker and special constable has been jailed for attempted murder after lacing her colleagues' drinks with bleach.
A woman was attacked and killed by fire ants as she sat planning the funeral of her mother, who died the day before.
A group of primary school children witnessed a 17-year-old boy getting stabbed in the street, according to reports.