Statistics at DfE

The Department for Education's statistical publications use data collected on schools, children and young people.

The Department for Education publishes official statistics on education and children, in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. A range of commentary, tables and data can be accessed from these pages.

Latest statistical releases

10 April 2014 School workforce in England: November 2013

2 April 2014 Outcomes for children looked after by local authorities

27 March 2014 Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19 in 2013

25 March 2014 Pupil absence in schools in England, including pupil characteristics: 2012 to 2013

13 March 2014 Participation in education, training and employment, age 16 to 18

Announcements and information

  • A minor amendment has been made to A level pass rate on page 1 of the SFR ‘A level and other level 3 results, England, 2012 to 2013’: 98.7 per cent (not 98.4 per cent) of A level entries in 2012/13 resulted in A* to E grades, compared to 98.6 per cent (not 98.3 per cent) in 2011/12

  • The ‘Secondary school applications and offers in England’ statistical first release (SFR) is being extended to also cover applications for primary school, using data collected from local authorities based on the new primary level national offer day of 16 April 2014. The appropriate education regulations have been amended as required. The next statistical release is scheduled for June 2014.

  • We are no longer publishing data on school capacity as a statistical first release (SFR). We will release the full data set as underlying data alongside basic need capital allocations in the next quarter. You will be able to download tables of data consistent with previous SFRs, to allow for comparisons over time, as well as having access to more granular data.


Statistical series

Forthcoming publications

This schedule gives the planned publication dates of all of the department’s statistical first releases for the coming year.

Publication date Release title
22 May 2014 Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term, 2013 Pupil absence series
22 May 2014 NEET statistics quarterly brief: January to March 2014 NEET series
June 2014 Neighbourhood statistics: small area pupil attainment and absence by pupil characteristics in England - academic year 2012 to 2013 Neighbourhood (absence and attainment) series
June 2014 Secondary and primary school applications and offers: March to April 2014 School applications series
June 2014 Destinations of key stage 4 and key stage 5 students in 2011 to 2012 Destinations series
June 2014 Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2014 School and pupil numbers series
June 2014 Participation in education, training and employment by 16- to 18-year-olds in England, end 2013 NEET series
June 2014 Provision for children under 5 years of age in England: January 2014 Childcare and early years series
June 2014 Children accommodated in secure children’s homes, England and Wales: year ending 31 March 2014 Secure children’s homes series
July 2014 Qualification success rates for English school sixth forms, academic year 2012 to 2013 A/AS levels (key stage 5) series
July 2014 Income and expenditure in academies in England: 2012 to 2013 Local authority/school finance data series
July 2014 School workforce in England: November 2013 - additional tables School workforce series
July 2014 Notifications of private fostering arrangements in England: year ending 31 March 2014 Fostering series
July 2014 Child death reviews completed in England: year ending 31 March 2014 Child death reviews series
July 2014 Admission appeals for maintained primary and secondary schools in England: 2013 to 2014 Admission appeals series
July 2014 Permanent and fixed period exclusions from schools in England 2012 to 2013 Exclusions series
July 2014 Special educational needs in England: January 2014 Special educational needs (SEN) series
July 2014 National pupil projections; future trends in pupil numbers - December 2014 update Pupil projections series
August 2014 Initial teacher training allocations for academic year 2014 to 2015: final Teacher training series
August 2014 NEET statistics quarterly brief: April to June 2014 NEET series
August/September 2014 National curriculum assessments at key stage 2 in England 2013 to 2014 (provisional) Key stage 2 series
September 2014 Planned expenditure of local authorities on education and children’s social care functions (section 251 data) Local authority/school finance data series
September 2014 Children looked after by local authorities in England (including adoption and care leavers) - year ending 31 March 2014 Looked-after children
September 2014 Childcare and early years providers survey 2013 Childcare and early years series
September / October 2014 Phonics screening check and national curriculum assessments at key stage 1 in England 2014 Phonics check series
October 2014 Level 1 and 2 attainment in English and mathematics by 16 to 19 students, academic year 2012 to 2013 16 to 19 attainment series
October 2014 Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2013 and spring 2014 Pupil absence series
October 2014 Provisional GCSE and equivalent results and national curriculum teacher assessments at key stage 3 in England , academic year 2013 to 2014 Key stage 3 series
October 2014 A level and other level 3 results in England, academic year 2013 to 2014 (provisional) A/AS levels (key stage 5) series
October 2014 Children with special educational needs: an analysis - 2014 Special educational needs (SEN) series
October 2014 Early years foundation stage profile results in England, academic year 2013 to 2014 Early years foundation profile series
October 2014 Characteristics of children in need in England , 2013 to 2014 Children in need series
October 2014 2014 key stage 2 national curriculum tests review outcomes (provisional) Key stage 2 series
November 2014 Education and training statistics for the United Kingdom: 2014 Education and training series
November 2014 Early years foundation stage profile attainment by pupil characteristics in schools in England 2013 to 2014 Early years foundation profiles series
November 2014 NEET statistics quarterly brief - July to September 2014 NEET series
November 2014 Initial teacher training trainee number census Teacher training series
December 2014 Outcomes for children looked after by local authorities in England, as at 31 March 2014 Looked-after children series
December 2014 Children looked after by local authorities in England including adoption and care leavers) : year ending 31 March 2014 - additional tables Looked-after children series
December 2014 National curriculum assessments at key stage 2 in England 2013 to 2014 (revised) Key stage 2 series
December 2014 2014 primary school performance tables Performance table series
December 2014 Income and expenditure in local authority maintained schools – 2013 to 2014 Local authority/school finance data series
January 2015 GCSE and equivalent results in England, 2013 to 14 (revised) GCSEs (key stage 4) series
January 2015 A Level and other level 3 results in England, academic year 2013 to 2014 (Revised) A/AS Levels (key stage 5 series)
January 2015 Secondary school (key stage 4) performance tables in England 2013 to 2014 GCSEs ( key stage 4) series
January 2015 School and College (16 to 18) performance tables in England 2013 to 2014 Performance tables series
January 2015 GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics in Schools in England 2013 to 2014 GCSE (key stage 4) series
February 2015 NEET Statistics quarterly brief - October to December 2014 NEET series
February 2015 Characteristics of children in need in England, 2013 to 2014 - additional analysis Children in need series
February/March 2015 Local authority children’s social care workforce, England, year ending 30 September 2014 Children’s social care workforce series
March 2015 Pupil absence in schools in England, including pupil characteristics: 2013 to 2014 Pupil absence series
March 2015 Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people in England measured using matched administrative data: attainment by age 19 in 2014 16-19 attainment series
March 2015 Participation in education and work based learning of 16- and 17-year-olds in England, End 2013 (Sub-National Data) NEET series

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