Covid in schools: Inquiry launched to find 100,000 pupils absent in England

An inquiry is being launched into children who are not attending school in the wake of national lockdowns, the children’s commissioner for England has said.

Dame Rachel de Souza said between 80,000 and 100,000 children were not on any school rolls at all.

“Literally, I am going to go out and find them,” she told BBC News.

The Department for Education (DfE) said its “top priority” was supporting children to attend school and college.

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