June

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2014

  • Department for Education, Statistical First Release
  • The release includes information on the number of schools and pupils based on data collected in January 2014.
  • 8.3 million pupils are enrolled in schools in England which is a 1% increase since January 2013.
  • This is a 2.5% increase in the number of pupils in state-funded primary schools and 0.9% drop in the number of pupils in state-funded secondary schools.
  • 16.3% of pupils in state-funded schools are eligible for free school meals, a decrease from 17.1% in 2013.
  • 14.3% of pupils in state-funded secondary schools speak English as an additional language, an increase from 13.6% in 2013.

Neighbourhood statistics in England: academic year 2012 to 2013

  • Department for Education, Statistical First Release
  • This release provides data on 2013 attainment and absence by school phase, based on pupil residency, in the form of maps.
  • It also includes tables on residency-based small area pupil attainment broken down by gender, FSM and ethnicity. These tables can be downloaded from the ONS website.

Secondary and primary school applications and offers: 2014

  • Department for Education, Statistical First Release
  • This report intends to give local authority level information about school applications and offers on entry into primary and secondary school in September 2014 based on the offers parents received on the respective national offer days.
  • 85.2% of applicants were offered a place at their highest preference secondary school, a drop from 86.7% in 2013.
  • 87.7% of applicants received an offer at their first preference primary school. Figures on primary schools are available for the first time.

Participation in education, training and employment, age 16 to 18

  • Department for Education, Statistical First Release
  • This statistical release provides a comprehensive picture of participation of 16- to 18-year-olds.
  • It gives the percentages of 16- to 18-year-olds in England in education and training and those who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) for end 2013, with many figures broken down by age, gender, mode of study, type of learning, institution type, labour market status and highest qualification studied.
  • 8 in 10 young people aged 16-18 are participating in education and work based learning.
  • 70% of 16-18-year-olds participate in full-time education, the highest level since the data collection began in 1994.
  • 7.6% of 16-18-year-olds were NEETs, a drop by 1.6% between 2012 and 2013.
  • The release also includes tables and maps on the participation rates of 16-17-year-olds by region and local authority.

Destinations of key stage 4 and key stage 5 pupils: 2011 to 2012

  • Department for Education, Statistical First Release
  • This publication shows educational and employment destinations of students who completed KS4 and KS5 in 2011.
  • The KS4 measure is based on activity at age 16 and the KS5 measure is based on activity in the year after the young person took their A level or other level 3 qualifications
  • The data are shown on numerous levels including national, local authority, and institution levels.
  • KS4: 86% of KS4 pupils were in a sustained education destination and 2% in sustained employment and/or training.
  • KS5: 67% of young people were in a sustained education destination and 6% were in a sustained employment and/ or training destination.

Provision for children under 5 years of age: January 2014

  • Department for Education, Statistical First Release
  • This release provides data on the provision of education for children under 5 years of age, including numbers of funded places and of children participating in early years education.
  • 86,640 eligible 2-year-olds are taking up their entitlement to funded early education and 96% of these do so in private and voluntary providers.
  • 1,299,910 (97%) 3- and 4-year-olds are taking up funded early education and 39% of them do so via private and voluntary providers.

Higher education: destinations of UK and other EU domiciled leavers from HE 2012 to 2013

  • Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA ) & Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
  • This annual publication provides data on the destinations of UK and other EU domiciled leavers who obtained qualifications in higher education institutions in the UK in 2013.
  • The data include destinations by level of qualification obtained; by gender, activity and subject area; occupation of full-time first degree leavers entering employment in the UK by location of institution and subject area.
  • UK domiciled leavers who obtained first degree qualifications and entered full-time paid work in the UK by mode of study, gender and salary.
  • In 2012/13, there were 244,025 full-time first degree UK and EU leavers whose destinations were known; 69% were in employment (either in the UK or overseas), 14% continued further study and 8% were unemployed.

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

  • Department for Education, Transparency data
  • This is a release announcing a revision of this tool that compares data related to children and young people across all local authorities in England and over time.
  • It includes data on looked-after children, child protection, pupil attainment, children’s health, post-16 circumstances and judgements from school inspectors.

Consultations

Proposed new independent school standards

  • Department for Education
  • This consultation seeks views on revised requirements to raise standards in independent schools regarding curriculum, staff and publishing inspection reports.
  • The consultation closes on 18 August 2014.

Traineeships: funding reform in England

  • Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and Department for Education
  • This consultation seeks views on options to reform how government funding for the traineeships programme in England can be used to deliver the best possible results for young people.
  • The consultation is relevant to training providers, employers, or young people who might be suitable for a traineeship.
  • The consultation closes on 14 August 2014.