Derbyshire kids staying in school

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School attendance in Derbyshire is above the national average and improving according to the latest figures.

The Department for Education has released figures showing primary school total absence for the county for 2011/2012 is 4.2 per cent compared to the national average of 4.4 per cent.

Secondary school absences were 5.7 per cent compared to 5.9 per cent nationally.