Education Reform

All the latest information on qualification reform can be found via our website, in the ‘Education Reform’ section.

Statistics and Data

Participation in education, training and employment: 2016
Department for Education

Updates to the national participation figures, provisional estimates for the end of 2016.

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2017
Department for Education

Information collected in the January 2017 school census, including the number of schools and pupils.

Secondary and primary school applications and offers: 2017
Department for Education

Local-authority-level data from the primary and secondary school application and offer process for places starting in September 2017.


16 to 18 completion and attainment qualifications: 2016
Department for Education

Qualifications included in the 2016 completion and attainment measure, and national average attainment data.

GCSE new grading scale: factsheets
Department for Education

Information about the new GCSE grades for parents, employers and further and higher education providers.