January

Secondary school performance tables in England: 2013 to 2014

Department for Education, Statistics

The achievements of pupils at key stage 4, and how they compare with other schools in their local authority area and in England.

The secondary school performance tables show:
• attainment results for pupils at the end of key stage 4
• key stage 2 to 4 progress measures in English and mathematics
• how the performance of deprived pupils compares against other pupils in the school
• any differences in the performance of low-attaining pupils, high-attaining pupils, and pupils performing at expected levels

Additional data on schools is available, including information on income and expenditure, workforce, pupil characteristics, pupil absence data and Ofsted information.


School and college performance tables in England: 2013 to 2014

Department for Education, Statistics

Level 3 results in key stage 5 of young people aged 16 to 18.

The performance tables provide information on the attainment of students of sixth-form age in secondary schools and further education sector colleges in the academic year 2013 to 2014.

They also show how these results compare with other schools and colleges in a local authority area and in England as a whole.

The tables report the results of 16- to 18-year-old students at the end of advanced level study in the 2013 to 2014 academic year. All schools and colleges in a local authority area are listed in alphabetical order, including:
• local authority-maintained secondary schools
• academies
• free schools
• independent schools
• sixth form colleges
• other further education sector colleges

Special schools that have chosen to be included are also listed, as are any sixth-form centres or consortiums that operate in an area.
Since 2013 the performance tables have reported indicators for three separate cohorts:
• A level
• academic
• vocational

To be included in a cohort, a student needs to have taken at least one substantial qualification in one or more of the qualification types. Students following programmes of mixed qualification types may belong to more than one cohort, therefore full-time equivalent (FTE) figures are provided alongside student numbers. FTE figures take account of the proportion of time a student spends in each cohort based on the size of the qualification.


Destinations of key stage 4 and key stage 5 pupils: 2012 to 2013

Department for Education, Statistics

This publication shows the percentage of young people progressing to specified educational or employment destinations in the academic year 2012 to 2013.

These are young people in key stage 4 (KS4) and key stage 5 (KS5) in the academic year 2011 to 2012.

The KS4 measure is based on activity the year after the young person finished compulsory schooling.

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 available at:
• local authority level
• national level
• institution level
• parliamentary constituency level

The data show that the percentage of students recorded in a sustained destination following KS5 has dropped slightly since 2011/12, from 74% to 71%. However, the current figures are an improvement on the 2010/11 figures (69%).


Higher education enrolments and qualifications obtained in the UK: 2013 to 2014

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Statistics

This is an annual publication that provides the first complete picture of higher education enrolments and qualifications obtained at UK higher education providers for the 1 August 2013 to 31 July 2014 academic year.

It shows the total number of students currently studying in higher education, and the numbers of students obtaining higher education qualifications. Tables included show separate figures for each of the home countries.

The tables show trends over recent years for:
• total students enrolled on postgraduate and undergraduate courses by place of permanent residence, mode of study and subject
• the number of students obtaining postgraduate and undergraduate qualifications
• the number and proportion of graduates by place of permanent residence, mode of study, gender, subject and class of degree
• students studying wholly overseas by location of study, course type and location of institution
• Participation by non-UK students by country of residence
• Distribution of Open University students by UK government administration

This latest release relates to the 1 August 2013 to 31 July 2014 academic year.

The number of HE enrolments in 2013/14 was 2,299,355 which was a 2% decrease from 2012/13.


2015 cycle applicant figures (interim) December

UCAS, Statistics

This statistical release reports interim applicant totals in the 2015 UCAS application cycle as at Monday 15 December 2014.

It covers applicants who have applied for any course, including courses with an October deadline (statistics for those applying to October deadline courses were published in October 2014).

Statistics are also provided for applicant totals as at the third Monday in November in previous cycles. This is an interim point in the application cycle and, unlike statistics for application deadlines, no direct comparison between cycles is possible.

Over the past four cycles, applicant totals have increased by between 68% and 91% from the December interim comparison point and the January deadline. The increase between this point and the January deadline has varied each cycle.


2014 End of Cycle data resources

UCAS, Statistics

A comprehensive set of data resources on full-time undergraduate university admissions.

Includes raw data on applicants, applications and acceptances and cover different types of applicants (including age and ethnic group) and HE courses (including universities and colleges).

Amongst the topics covered in the data resources are sex, subject of study and qualifications held.

The data show that 45,000 UK students from the Asian ethnic group were accepted, and 30,000 from the Black ethnic group – both the highest numbers ever placed by UCAS.


School workforce in England: November 2013

Department for Education, Statistics

This publication provides a single reference for all school workforce statistics based on staff working in publicly funded schools in England.

It has been updated to include tables referring to pupil to teacher ratios.

The release also includes information underlying the national tables at:
• individual school level
• local authority level
• regional level

On 22 January 2015 additional tables were published with statistics on teachers who:
• recently entered teaching
• have left teaching
• have retired and been awarded retirement benefits

The number of FTE teachers has increased by 2.1% since 2012, from 442.0 thousand, to 451.1 thousand.


FE data library: apprenticeships

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Statistics

This statistical data set provides information on apprenticeships through a number of reports broken down by starts, achievements, sector, framework, geography, gender, age and others.


Schools in England

Department for Education, Publications

Information on all schools in England including:
• local authority-maintained schools
• academies
• free schools
• studio schools
• university technical colleges
• independent schools

Details include:
• address
• school type
• phone number

This data comes from EduBase, DfE’s register of schools, and is updated every month.