Statistics at DfE

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

We use data we collect on schools, children and young people. You can find information and commentary on these pages.

We follow the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Announcements

3 June 2016

Release of key stage 2 results: July 2016

The 2016 key stage 2 assessments are the first which assess the new, more challenging national curriculum which sets high expectations for each child. New tests and frameworks for teacher assessment have been introduced to reflect the new curriculum.

Levels have been removed and each pupil will now be given a scaled score outcome. In July 2015 we published guidance on scaled scores which made clear we won’t set the standards on the new tests until pupils have taken them and tests have been marked.

In previous years, headteachers and parents always had last year’s results to benchmark their performance against in advance of the national statistics publication in late August.

In order to help headteachers and parents set the results in context, I was asked to consider whether results could be published any earlier to provide more context to this year’s results.

I have decided to publish the following figures at national level on 5 July 2016:

  • the percentage of pupils in England achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
  • the percentage of pupils in England achieving the expected standard in reading
  • the percentage of pupils in England achieving the expected standard in writing
  • the percentage of pupils in England achieving the expected standard in mathematics
  • the percentage of pupils in England achieving the expected standard in grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • average scaled score in reading
  • average scaled score in mathematics
  • average scaled score in grammar, punctuation and spelling

I will confirm the exact time of release closer to the time.

Iain Bell, Head of Profession for Statistics, Department for Education

10 May 2016

Starting in 2016 we are changing the way we present data in the national statistics publications on special educational needs (SEN) in England. On 28 June 2016, we will release high-level statistics such as:

  • number of pupils with education, health and care (EHC) plans
  • numbers of pupils who receive SEN support
  • primary type of need

as part of Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2016. This will be in addition to Special educational needs in England, which we will publish on 21 July 2016.

This change is in response to user feedback requesting that we publish important SEN statistics alongside other school and pupil statistics such as free school meal rates. If you have any comments, please contact SEN.STATISTICS@education.gsi.gov.uk.

16 December 2015

After considering feedback from the private fostering consultation, we will close the private fostering return (PF1) data collection. Instead, we will gather information on private fostering through the annual children in need (CIN) census. Read guidance for local authorities on submitting data for the the CIN census.

Latest statistical releases

30 June 2016: Participation in education, training and employment: 2015

30 June 2016: Education provision: children under 5 years of age, January 2016

30 June 2016: School workforce in England: November 2015

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Statistical collections

Forthcoming publications

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

Publication date Release title
5 July 2016 National curriculum assessments: key stage 2, 2016 (interim), Key stage 2 collection
7 July 2016 Parental responsibility measures: 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015, Absence collection
14 July 2016 Child death reviews in England: 31 March 2016, Child death reviews collection
14 July 2016 National pupil projections: pupil number trends: 2016, Pupil projections collection
14 July 2016 National Pupil Database: third party requests up to end of March 2016, National pupil database requests
21 July 2016 Special educational needs: January 2016, Special educational needs (SEN) collection
21 July 2016 Permanent and fixed-period exclusions from schools: 2014 to 2015, Exclusions collection
28 July 2016 Income and expenditure in academies: 2014 to 2015, Local authority/school finance data collection
August 2016 NEET statistics quarterly brief: April to June 2016, NEET and participation collection
August 2016 National curriculum assessments: key stage 2 - 2015 to 2016, Key stage 2 collection
August/September 2016 Admission appeals for maintained primary and secondary schools: 2015 to 2016, Admission appeals collection
September 2016 Looked-after children: March 2016, Looked-after children collection
September 2016 Phonics screening check and key stage 1 assessments: 2016, Key stage 1 collection
September/October 2016 Destinations: key stage 4 and 5 pupils (provisional): 2014 to 2015, Destinations collection
October 2016 Early years foundation stage profile results: 2015 to 2016, Early years foundation stage profile collection
October 2016 GCSE and equivalent results (provisional): 2015 to 2016, Key stage 4 collection
October 2016 Pupil absence in schools: autumn term 2015, spring term 2016, Pupil absence collection
October/November 2016 Characteristics of children in need: 2015 to 2016, Children in need collection
November 2016 Initial teacher training census: 2016 to 2017, Teacher training collection
November 2016 Education and training statistics for the UK: 2016, Education and training collection
November 2016 EYFSP results: 2015 to 2016 (additional tables), Children and early years collection
November 2016 KS2 national curriculum tests review outcomes: 2016 (provisional), Key stage 2 collection
November 2016 NEET statistics quarterly brief: July to September 2016, NEET and participation collection
November 2016 National Pupil Database: third party requests up to end June 2016, National pupil database requests
December 2016 Looked-after children: 2016 (additional tables), Looked-after children collection
December 2016 National curriculum assessments at key stage 2: 2016 (revised), Key stage 2 collection
December 2016 Primary school performance tables: 2016, Performance table collection
January 2017 Revised GCSE and equivalent results in England: 2015 to 2016, Key stage 4 collection
January 2017 Secondary school performance tables in England: 2015 to 2016, Key stage 4 collection
January 2017 A level and other level 3 results: 2015 to 2016 (revised), 16 to 19 attainment collection
January 2017 School and college performance tables in England: 2015 to 2016, 16 to 19 attainment collection
January 2017 Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils, 2014 to 2015 (revised), Destinations collection
February 2017 Children’s social work workforce, 2016, Children’s social care workforce collection
February 2017 NEET statistics quarterly brief - October to December 2016, NEET and participation collection
February 2017 Characteristics of children in need: 2015 to 2016 (additional tables), Children in need collection
March 2017 Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19 in 2016, 16 to 19 attainment collection
March 2017 Outcomes for children looked after by local authorities in England: March 2016, Looked-after children collection
March 2017 Pupil absence in schools: 2015 to 2016, Pupil absence collection

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