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

22 July 2015: You can send feedback about proposed plans to change the methodology and timescale of the national pupil number projections. Details are available in the main text document of the projections published today.

13 February 2015: We will no longer publish additional tables showing local authority estimates of education and work-based learning by 16- to 17-year-olds as part of the statistical first release Participation in education, training and employment, age 16 to 18. We publish alternative, timelier participation figures, based on local authority data, 3 times per year (December, March and June).

Latest statistical releases

23 July 2015: Interim retention measure for school sixth forms: 2013 to 2014

23 July 2015: Special educational needs in England: January 2015

22 July 2015: National pupil projections: trends in pupil numbers - summer 2015 update

16 July 2015: Child death reviews: year ending 31 March 2015

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
30 July 2015 Permanent and fixed-period exclusions from schools in England 2013 to 2014 Exclusions collection
30 July 2015 Income and expenditure in academies in England: 2013 to 2014 Local authority/school finance data collection
20 August 2015 NEET statistics quarterly brief: April to June 2015 NEET collection
27 August 2015 National curriculum assessments at key stage 2 in England 2014 to 2015 (provisional) Key stage 2 collection
September 2015 Planned expenditure of local authorities on education and children’s social care functions (section 251 data) Local authority/school finance data collection
September 2015 Children looked after by local authorities in England (including adoption and care leavers): year ending 31 March 2015 Looked-after children collection
September 2015 Phonics screening check and national curriculum assessments at key stage 1 in England: 2015 Phonics check collection
September 2015 Children with special educational needs: an analysis - 2015 Special educational needs (SEN) collection
September/October 2015 Level 1 and 2 attainment in English and mathematics by 16 to 19 students: academic year 2013 to 2014 16 to 19 attainment collection
October 2015 Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2014 and spring term 2015 Pupil absence collection
October 2015 GCSE and equivalent results: England - 2014 to 2015 (provisional) GCSEs (key stage 4) collection
October 2015 A level and other level 3 results in England: academic year 2014 to 2015 (provisional) 16 to 19 attainment collection
October 2015 Early years foundation stage profile results in England: academic year 2014 to 2015 Early years foundation profile collection
October 2015 Characteristics of children in need in England: 2014 to 2015 Children in need collection
October/November 2015 2015 key stage 2 national curriculum tests review outcomes (provisional) Key stage 2 collection
October/November 2015 Destinations of KS4 and KS5 students in 2013 to 2014 Destinations collection
October/November 2015 Admission appeals for maintained primary and secondary schools in England: 2014 to 2015 School applications collection
November 2015 Education and training statistics for the United Kingdom: 2015 Education and training collection
November 2015 Early years foundation stage profile attainment by pupil characteristics in schools in England: 2014 to 2015 Early years foundation profiles collection
November 2015 NEET statistics quarterly brief: July to September 2015 NEET collection
November 2015 Initial teacher training trainee number census Teacher training collection
December 2015 Outcomes for children looked after by local authorities in England as at 31 March 2015 Looked-after children collection
December 2015 Children looked after by local authorities in England (including adoption and care leavers): year ending 31 March 2015 - additional tables Looked-after children collection
December 2015 National curriculum assessments at key stage 2 in England: 2014 to 2015 (revised) Key stage 2 collection
December 2015 2015 primary school performance tables Performance table collection
December 2015 Income and expenditure in local authority maintained schools: 2014 to 2015 Local authority/school finance data collection
January 2016 GCSE and equivalent results in England, 2014 to 2015 (revised) GCSEs (key stage 4) collection
January 2016 Secondary school (key stage 4) performance tables in England: 2015 GCSEs (key stage 4) collection
January 2016 A level and other level 3 results in England, 2014 to 2015 (revised) 16 to 19 attainment collection
January 2016 School and college (16 to 18) performance tables in England: 2015 16 to 19 attainment collection
January 2016 GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics: 2015 GCSEs (key stage 4) collection
February 2016 Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2014 to 2015 Childcare and early years collection
February 2016 Children’s social care workforce: 2014 to 2015 Children’s social care workforce collection
February 2016 NEET statistics quarterly brief - October to December 2015 NEET collection
February 2016 Additional tables - Characteristics of children in need in England: 2014 to 2015 Children in need collection
March 2016 Pupil absence in schools in England: 2014 to 2015 Pupil absence collection
March 2016 Additional tables - Outcomes for looked-after children: 31 March 2015 Looked-after children collection
March 2016 Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19 in 2015 16 to 19 attainment collection
May 2016 Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2015 Pupil absence collection
May 2016 NEET statistics quarterly brief: January to March 2016 NEET collection
May 2016 Statements of SEN and EHC Plans: England 2016 Special educational needs (SEN) 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

Contact us

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