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New School Data Published

12 January 2021

Jersey’s Acting Education Minister has released the attendance figures for primary and secondary schools on the first day back to school, as well as the data showing the uptake of PCR testing for nursery, school and collge staff and students in years 11 to 13.

From today, the Department of Children, Young People, Education and Skills will publish Covid-19 related school data on the Government of Jersey website, which will be publically available daily, although not all datasets will be updated everyday. 

School attendance figures on 11 January 2021

Primary schools
The average figures for primary schools show that 93.6% of primary school students attended on Monday, 11 January 2021.
  • Authorised absence: 2%
  • Unauthorised absence: 1.9%
  • Covid-19% absence: 2.5%

Secondary Schools
The figures for secondary school show that 83% of secondary school students attended on 11 January 2021. 
  • Authorised absence: 3%
  • Unauthorised absence: 4.1%
  • Covid-19% absence: 4.7%

PCR Covid-19 swabbing data

The figures for secondary school students and nursery, school and college staff for the voluntary PCR testing undertaken between 1 January – 10 January:
  • 1,912 staff tested (of whom 1,351 were teachers) – *fewer than 5 were Covid-19 positive
  • 1,510 15-18-year olds tested  – *fewer than 5 were Covid-19 positive

(*When a figure is less than 5, we do not publish the exact number to protect confidentiality)

Covid-19 Confirmed School Cases

There were no confirmed Covid-19 cases reported in schools yesterday. 

Acting Education Minister, Deputy Jeremy Maçon said: “I am pleased to publish the latest student attendance figures. These show we have had an encouraging start of term for primary students returning to schools yesterday following an extended Christmas school holiday break. 

“The secondary school figures are lower, but in part due to one year group off school due to staff shortages and a number Covid-19-related absences. We will continue to work with schools to support them and monitor the situation daily with the Department.

“I am pleased to also publish the latest PCR testing figures for nursery, school and college staff and secondary school students in years 11-13. I would like to thank all those who have taken part in this voluntary testing programme. Out of almost 3,000 tests there have been very few confirmed cases which is very encouraging.”
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