Of 18,744 secondary school pupils 5,386 played truant
missing an average of 14 half days.
An average of 700 pupils played truant
each day in the West Midlands last year.
Over the border in Coventry, an average of 46 pupils bunk off school every day, meaning about 1,800 primary pupils and 3,700 secondary students played truant
in the city last year.
A total of 35 per cent of truants said they had taken drugs in the last month, compared to six per cent who had not played truant
Darrianne, one of six children, played truant
between January and May this year despite being telephoned by education welfare officers daily and despite the fact the family lived on campus in a caretaker's house.
A MUM jailed after her children played truant
from school has had her sentenced reduced on appeal.
They told TV presenter Gay Byrne that the 1970 Eurovision star and former MEP even played truant
from classes in her home city of Derry.
A MOTHER and father whose children played truant
from school for four months were given a conditional discharge yesterday.
She said the accident involving Mr Scott, of Feldane, Orchard Park Estate, Hull, who is now aged 26, happened on April 12, 1988, when he played truant
from Greatfield school, Hull, with a number of friends.
SO, Michael Howard played truant
from his grammar school at lunchtime to go into Llanelli town.
A MOTHER has been jailed for seven days after her two daughters persistently played truant