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

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.

9 October 2015: DfE’s Head of Profession for Statistics has made an announcement on changes to future key stage 4 and key stage 5 statistical releases.

Latest statistical releases

7 April 2016 Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19 in 2015

24 March 2016 Pupil absence in schools: 2014 to 2015

24 March 2016 Outcomes for children looked after by local authorities: March 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
06 May 2016 National Pupil Database: third party requests up to end December 2015, National pupil database requests
19 May 2016 Pupil absence in schools: autumn term 2015, Pupil absence collection
24 May 2016 Interim retention measure for school sixth forms: 2014 to 2015, 16 to 19 attainment collection
24 May 2016 Level 1 and 2 English and maths: 16 to 18 students: 2014 to 2015, 16 to 19 attainment collection
26 May 2016 NEET statistics quarterly brief: January to March 2016, NEET and participation collection
26 May 2016 Statements of SEN and EHC Plans: 2016, Special educational needs (SEN) collection
9 June 2016 Children accommodated in secure children’s homes: March 2016, Secure children’s homes collection
14 June 2016 Secondary and primary school applications and offers: March to April 2016, School applications collection
28 June 2016 Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2016, School and pupil numbers collection
30 June 2016 Participation in education, training and employment: 16 to 18 - 2015, NEET and participation collection
30 June 2016 Provision for children under 5: January 2016, Childcare and early years collection
30 June 2016 School workforce in England: November 2015, School workforce 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

Archived statistics

You can find statistics published since May 2010 on GOV.UK. Our archived statistics are available from the National Archives

Corporate information

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