Initial teacher training: trainee number census - 2014 to 2015

Department for Education, Statistics

Statistics on provisional recruitment to initial teacher training programmes in England in the 2014 to 2015 academic year.

The data include the number of trainees and information about trainees on initial teacher training (ITT) programmes.
There’s also a forecast of the number of trainees expected to commence training later in the academic year.

The information is used to:
• determine funding for ITT providers
• monitor the recruitment of under-represented groups in ITT
• monitor the recruitment of new entrants against intake targets

Of the targeted places, 93% were filled this year, compared to 95% in the previous year.

National pupil projections: trends in pupil numbers - July 2015

Department for Education, Statistics

National projections for the number of pupils in schools by type of school and age group.
This SFR provides national projections for 2015 to 2024.

It also includes alternative projections for the number of pupils in schools based on assumptions about future:
• fertility
• migration
• population scenarios

Projections show that whilst the number of primary pupils will continue to increase, this growth will slow slightly, becoming stable by 2024. The number of secondary school pupils will begin to rise slightly in 2016, with an estimated increase of 20% by 2024.

Special educational needs in England: January 2015

Department for Education, Statistics

Information on the characteristics of pupils by their:
• level of SEN provision - education, health and care (EHC) plan or SEN support
• type of SEN

It is based on pupil-level data collected via the school census.

The data show a decrease in the percentage of pupils with a special educational need, from 21.1% in 2010, to 15.4% currently.

Interim retention measure for school sixth forms: 2013 to 2014

Department for Education, Statistics

This statistical first release sets out the proportion of academic and vocational courses completed by 16- to 19-year-olds.

The qualifications it covers include:
• A levels
• AS levels
• a range of other academic and vocational qualifications

A new retention measure is being developed to replace qualification success rates as part of planned reforms to the 16 to 19 accountability system from 2016.
To prepare for the new retention measure, this interim retention measure is based on the retention element of qualification success rates.

Widening participation in higher education 2015

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Statistics

This official statistics release provides the latest information on 3 measures of widening participation in higher education:
• estimated percentages of 15 year olds, by free school meals (FSM) status, who progressed to higher education (HE) by age 19 in 2012 to 2013; the information is presented at national and local authority level
• estimated percentages of A level students, by school/college type, who progressed to higher education and to the most selective higher education institutions (HEIs) by age 19 in 2012 to 2013
• estimated proportions of young 2013 to 2014 graduates in different occupation classifications by social background on entry to higher education; this uses Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) at both points, split into 2 groups

Of the maintained school pupils who received Free School Meals at 15 years of age, an estimated 13% had entered higher education by the age of 19 in 2005/06. This has risen to an estimated 23% for the 2013/13 cohort.

FE data library: apprenticeships

Department for Business, Innovation and 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.

The majority of apprenticeship programme starts in 2014/15 were for Business, Administration and Law.

Young people NEET: comparative data scorecard

Department for Education, Statistics

This scorecard provides information about young people’s participation and attainment in education, employment or training in a single publication.

The scorecard:
• allows local authorities and their partners to monitor their own performance and compare it with that of others
• aims to put the local authorities’ NEET figures into context by setting them alongside a range of other related information

The metadata document provides information about the underlying data.

Management information published monthly in the interests of transparency.

Ofsted, Statistics

Further education and skills inspections outcomes

Maintained schools and academies inspections outcomes

Schools inspections outcomes


2015 16-18 Shadow Measures

Department for Education, Publications

The DfE have released pilot data for the new 16-18 accountability measures, titled “2015 16-18 Shadow Measures” for secondary schools and colleges (16-18). The release allows school sixth forms and colleges to see their headline attainment data and pupil level value added data calculated according to the new methodology based on the 2013/14 cohort data. To see your data, log in to the DfE School and College Tables Website.

Protecting children from radicalisation: the prevent duty

Department for Education, Publications

Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism.

SEND pathfinder programme: final report

Department for Education, Publications

The report covers the second 18 months of the pathfinder programme, ending in September 2014, and looks at its effect on:
• families’ satisfaction with the systems and processes in place to obtain support for their child
• families’ views about the amount and quality of support available to them
• families’ views about their own and their child’s health and well being
• the cost of the assessment and planning processes for obtaining SEND support

Technical and vocational qualifications for 14- to 19-year-olds

Department for Education, Publications

These documents include:
• 2 new qualification categories:
o technical awards, for reporting in the key stage 4 performance tables in 2017
o technical certificates, for reporting in the 16 to 19 performance tables in 2017
• the list of qualifications in the tech level category, for reporting in the 16 to 19 performance tables in 2017
• the list of qualifications in the applied general qualifications category, for reporting in the 16 to 19 performance tables in 2017

For every qualification we list on these documents, there are links to:
• a purpose statement that will help students decide whether the qualification meets their needs
• letters of support from employers and universities

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

2015 cycle applicant figures - June deadline

UCAS, Statistics

These statistical releases describe applicants and applications from the 2015 UCAS cycle at the 30 June deadline. The 30 June deadline is the final chance for applicants to submit a selection of university and college choices through the main scheme. Applications received after this date go into Clearing.

The data show a 2% increase in the total number of applications since 2014, rising to 673,040.