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

21 January 2016: Revised GCSE and equivalent results in England: 2014 to 2015

21 January 2016: A level and other level 3 results: 2014 to 2015 (revised)

21 January 2016: Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils, 2013 to 2014

21 January 2016: Secondary school performance tables in England: 2014 to 2015

21 January 2016: School and college performance tables in England: 2014 to 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
25 February 2016 Children’s social care workforce: 2014 to 2015 Children’s social care workforce collection
25 February 2016 NEET statistics quarterly brief: October to December 2015 NEET and participation collection
3 March 2016 Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2014 to 2015 Childcare and early years collection
24 March 2016 Pupil absence in schools: 2014 to 2015 Pupil absence collection
24 March 2016 Outcomes for children looked after by local authorities: March 2015 Looked-after children collection
March 2016 Characteristics of children in need: 2014 to 2015 - additional tables Children in need collection
7 April 2016 Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19: 2015 16 to 19 attainment collection
May 2016 Interim retention measure for school sixth forms: 2014 to 2015 16 to 19 attainment collection
May 2016 Pupil absence in schools: autumn term 2015 Pupil absence collection
May 2016 NEET statistics quarterly brief: January to March 2016 NEET and participation collection
May 2016 Statements of SEN and EHC Plans: 2016 Special educational needs (SEN) collection
May 2016 Level 1 and 2 English and maths: 16 to 18 students - 2014 to 2015 16 to 19 attainment collection
June 2016 Children accommodated in secure children’s homes: March 2016 Secure children’s homes collection
June 2016 Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2016 School and pupil numbers collection
June 2016 Secondary and primary school applications and offers: March to April 2016 School applications collection
June 2016 Participation in education, training and employment: 16 to 18 - 2015 NEET and participation collection
June 2016 Provision for children under 5: January 2016 Childcare and early years collection
July 2016 Private fostering arrangements notifications: 2016 Fostering collection
July 2016 Special educational needs: January 2016 Special educational needs (SEN) collection
July 2016 School workforce: November 2015 (including additional tables) School workforce collection
July 2016 Permanent and fixed-period exclusions from schools: 2014 to 2015 Exclusions collection
July 2016 Child death reviews: 31 March 2016 Child death reviews collection
July 2016 National pupil projections: pupil number trends - 2016 Pupil projections collection
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
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
February 2017 Characteristics of children in need: 2015 to 2016 (additional tables) Children in need 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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