National Statistics

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2018

Statistics on pupils in schools in England as collected in the January 2018 school census, and proposed changes for 2019.

Documents

Schools pupils and their characteristics 2018 - LA tables

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Schools pupils and their characteristics 2018 - Cross-border movement local authority tables

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Schools pupils and their characteristics 2018 - underlying data

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Details

This release provides data from the annual school census data return, which is mandatory for schools to complete.

The main tables provide breakdowns of pupil data at national and local authority level. The tables includes pupil characteristics, such as:

  • pupils that receive free school meals (FSM)
  • pupils with English as an additional language (EAL)

The underlying data provides breakdowns at school level.

The technical document provides metadata and methodological information on the published data.

Changes to this release for 2019

We have reviewed the tables that will be published in this release in 2019. We are following the principle that we produce Excel tables for our highest profile breakdowns, with supporting underlying data files containing more detailed breakdowns.

This is part of DfE plans to improve the coherence of our statistics and approach to how statistics are given out.

The annex document outlines the information we plan to publish in 2019. It includes a background document explaining the changes and inviting feedback.

Infrastructure statistics team

Published 28 June 2018
Last updated 10 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Amended wording in paragraph 'Changes to this release for 2019'. Updated the content of the 'Annex' attachment to reflect underlying data file structure for 2019.

  2. Added proposed changes to the content of the 2019 release and supporting annex document.

  3. Added open document version of 'Schools pupils and their characteristics 2018 - Cross-border movement local authority tables'.

  4. Added cross-border movement local authority level and underlying data tables.

  5. Removed unrelated extra material from table 7c in attachment 'Schools pupils and their characteristics 2018 - LA tables'.

  6. Amended title of table 8e in attachment 'Schools pupils and their characteristics 2018 - LA tables'.

  7. First published.