truant

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truant

a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
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Some of the young people they work with have a history of playing truant.
The rate in the city's primary schools is roughly equivalent to one child in every class of 30 playing truant for half the school year - about 500 pupils a day.
There have been problems caused by youngsters playing truant and people taking drugs - Cllr Frances McIntyre, above, on the troubles stemming from the derelict ex-dairy building in Simpson Street Picture by IAN McINTYRE
But only 15,000 days were lost to pupils playing truant.
The national average for pupils playing truant in UK state schools was 23% compared to 17% in the private sector.
Increased truancy rates in Stoke saw more than 5,500 out of 14,800secondary pupils playing truant for an average of 8.
PUPILS playing truant are going unchecked because inspectors are ABSENT.
The pass is instant proof that the child is not playing truant and is authorised to be absent.
Your article about 'parents of truants face benefit cuts' makes out that the only children playing truant are from homes with parents claiming benefits, when the riots were going on.
The question is again posed as new figures reveal that almost one in 10 high school pupils in Knowsley are persistently playing truant.
Merthyr County Borough Council has seen the biggest rise in pupils playing truant.
Another 22,000 days were missed by children playing truant.