Statistics at DfE

The Department for Education publishes official statistics on education and children.

We use data we collect on schools, further and higher education, children and young people to produce official statistics in line with the Code of Practice for official statistics. Read about the standards for official statistics we work to.

Forthcoming publications

Our latest releases of official statistics are available in the statistics release calendar.

Announcements

28 November 2018: Statistics update

We’re now looking to deliver on the recommendations made in our recent Hive IT - DfE dissemination discovery and further strengthen our statistics ‘offer’.

We’ve now moved on to the next ‘alpha’ project phase to prototype a new DfE statistics dissemination platform to make our data and statistics easier to find, access, navigate and understand. The ‘alpha’ aims to build an online platform with improved navigation and greater consistency of information to help users more easily self-serve by accessing data and statistics in a way which most suits their needs.

This work is part of our wider plan to look at the overall coherence of DfE data and statistics.

If you’re a user of our published national and official statistics and want to get involved with this work through user testing fill in our questionnaire.

Neil McIvor, DfE Chief Statistician

3 July 2018: Statistics update

Over the last 12 weeks Hive IT have been working with statisticians in the DfE to better understand the needs of users of DfE statistics and data, and to make recommendations for how we can further strengthen our statistics ‘offer’.

The report Hive IT - DfE dissemination discovery outlines the findings of their research, including the identified needs of our users and suggestions and recommendations as to what directions we should take for our next stage of statistics development. This is part of the wider work looking at the overall coherence of DfE statistics.

Neil McIvor, DfE Chief Statistician

22 February 2018: Coherence of DfE statistics

Following the update in December 2017, we have set out our plans for developing statistics over the coming year, to improve the coherence of our statistics and to further modernise our approach to dissemination.

Developing DfE statistics in 2018 outlines these plans, which includes details of how to get in touch with any questions about what we have proposed. Alongside these plans, we are undertaking user research to better understand how you want to access our data and statistics. We will provide an update on the outcome of that work in due course.

Neil McIvor, DfE Chief Statistician

Statistical collections

Early years

Participation and characteristics

Institutions

Attainment

Children’s social care

Participation and characteristics

Institutions

Workforce

School statistics (all age)

Participation and characteristics

Institutions

Workforce

Finance

Attainment

International

Primary

Participation and characteristics

Institutions

Attainment

Secondary

Participation and characteristics

Institutions

Attainment

16-18 (KS5)

Participation and characteristics

Attainment

Adult further education

Higher Education

Finance

Outcomes

Participation and characteristics

Workforce

Workforce

Schools

Early Years

Children’s social care

Higher Education

Funding and finance

Higher education

Schools

Ad hoc statistics and data releases

Our ad hoc statistics and other data releases which are not part of our regular official statistics publications can be found in the DfE transparency data section of GOV.UK.

Archived statistics

You can find statistics published since May 2010 on GOV.UK. Our archived statistics are available from the UK Government Web Archive.

Contact us

If you have a specific query, please contact the appropriate team. Details will be available at the bottom of each statistical release.

To provide general feedback, please contact hop.statistics@education.gov.uk.