Six different schools have been selected at random, incorporating two Junior Lyceum schools, two Area Secondary schools and two Church schools. An average equal sample of respondents was collected from each category of schools and is including a balanced sample from boys and girls schools.The survey questionnaire was administered to Form 1 and Form 2 students of the three school categories. The administration of the survey was carried out after receipt of approval both by the Planning and Development Department within the Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education (DQSE) as well as by the schools targeted for data collection. The actual administration of the survey was carried out in collaboration with the school administrations and was mainly distributed through the support of the Personal and Social Development (PSD) teachers who administrated the survey and collected the duly filled questionnaires. The researcher eventually made arrangements with the school administrations to collect the surveys. The researcher also engaged in data collection procedures to collect data from schools within her reach.The questionnaire consisted of three main sections, including (i) demographics, (ii) patterns, type and nature of truancy and (iii) policies undertaken at a school level to combat truancy and school absenteeism. Following the necessary clean-up of unsatisfactorily filled questionnaires, the total number of questionnaires employed for analysis consisted of 1000 fully returned surveys.