2014/15 Pupil Absence Data - 24/03/2016

Today, 24th March, the statistical first release for pupil absence in schools in England for the full 2014/15 academic year and 2014/15 absence data within the performance tables have both been published.

The statistical first release provides information on the levels of overall, authorised and unauthorised absence in state-funded primary, secondary and special schools and pupil referral units. The statistical release can be found here.

The absence data within the performance tables includes overall and persistent absence rates for state-funded primary, secondary and special schools at school and local authority level.

Key stage 4 and 16 to18 performance tables – 21/01/2016

Today, 21 January 2016, the 2015 school and college performance tables have been published. They provide information on the achievements of schools and colleges in England, and the attainment and progress of the pupils and students who reached the end of key stage 4 and 16 to18 studies in the 2014/15 academic year.

These tables provide users with the functionality to compare school and college performance nationally, at local authority level, and with any other schools and colleges in the country.

Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb, has released a statement alongside today’s publications which you can read here.

In 2016 a new accountability system will be introduced for secondary schools and FE colleges with pupils at the end of key stage 4. We provided schools with the opportunity to opt in to the new system one year early. 327 schools chose to adopt the new accountability system early and for these schools we have also published new Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores.

The GCSE (and equivalent results) and A level (and other level 3 results) statistical first releases have also been published today. The statistical first releases provide national and local authority level data on achievements of pupils and students at the end of key stage 4 and 16 to18 study in 2015. The GCSE SFR also provides information on the number of schools that fell beneath the 2015 key stage 4 floor standards.

Destination measures are included in the secondary school performance tables; they show the percentage of students continuing their education. This data relates to pupils who were included in the 2012/13 key stage 4 performance tables and show their destinations in 2013/14. At the same time, the department also published a statistical first release for this here.

As well as the information mentioned above, the performance tables also show:

  • information on a school or college’s overall number of pupils
  • information on school income and expenditure
  • school workforce statistics to highlight the numbers of teachers, assistants, support staff, and pupil teacher ratios
  • each school and college’s most recent Ofsted inspection grade
  • information for secondary schools on the split of boys and girls, percentage of pupils who are on free school meals, have special educational needs, have English as an additional language etc.

Further information about the performance tables, the measures and their calculations can be found in the user guidance section of this website.