truant

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truant

a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
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Another 22,000 days were missed by children playing truant.
Increased truancy rates in Stoke saw more than 5,500 out of 14,800secondary pupils playing truant for an average of 8.
West Dunbartonshire Council hope the scheme will dramatically cut the number of pupils playing truant at their schools.
What is he planning to do with the families that are working and their children playing truant, is he going to stop their wages?
5% of all secondary school sessions were missed through children playing truant, but in 2007-08 that figure had risen to 1.
And he didn't understand "twagging" - their slang for playing truant.
Transport staff, police and education welfare officers stopped youngsters in Sunderland on the Metro system as part of a regional campaign against children playing truant.
In Sefton, which holds regular sweeps, 36 children were stopped and 23 had no valid reason for being off, while in Knowsley, 124 children were found playing truant and of these, 122 had no valid reason
Shadow Education Secretary Tim Collins said: 'The fact that over a million children are playing truant from our schools every year is an appalling indictment of Labour's management of our education system.
POLICE and education workers are to swoop on children playing truant in Halton.
Similar patrols in May saw 120 children stopped in Middlesbrough with 34 found to be playing truant.
She was one of four Carmarthen girls caught playing truant in Carmarthen.