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Funding for school admission appeals

DFE propose to change the Schemes for financing schools statutory guidance by adding admission appeals to the list of services local authorities can charge to local-authority-maintained schools’ budgets.

Consultation on implementing the English Baccalaureate

Consultation to seek views on:

  • what factors schools should consider when deciding that a pupil shouldn’t take all the GCSE subjects for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
  • proposed changes to the range of data we publish about school performance
  • the challenges of implementing the EBacc, including teacher recruitment
  • the impact of these proposals on pupils with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010
This consultation closes at 29 January 2016 5:00pm.

Phonics screening and KS1 assessments: England 2015

Provisional information on the 2015 phonics screening check and assessments at key stage 1, including breakdowns by pupil characteristics.

Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connections

This recently published report examines how students' access to ICT devices has evolved, explores how education systems are integrating ICT into students' learning experiences and the impact on performance outcomes related to PISA assessment. There is a useful summary overview available on the OECD blog: Education Today and the report can be downloaded in PDF format.

Provisional KS2 national curriculum assessments: England 2015

Provisional information on the 2015 national curriculum assessments at key stage 2 in England.

Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2013-14

Levels of permanent and fixed-period exclusions by school type, including information on reasons for exclusions and exclusion review panels.

Provision for children under 5 years of age: January 2015

Statistics on early years provision for children under 5 years in England. The data on the provision of education for children under 5 years of age includes the number of children benefiting from funded early years education and providers of funded early years education.

Special educational needs in England: January 2015

Information from the school census on pupils with special educational needs (SEN), and SEN provision in schools. This is based upon the characteristics of pupils by their: level of SEN provision - education, health and care (EHC) plan or SEN support and type of SEN. It is based on pupil-level data collected via the school census.

Interim retention measure for school sixth forms: 2013-14

This statistical first release (SFR) 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 and a range of other academic and vocational qualifications.

We previously published qualification success rates for schools, but no longer do so. We’re developing a new retention measure 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.

National curriculum assessments: 2016 sample materials

This collection comprises a set of test materials including mark schemes and test administration instructions for the 2016 KS1 and KS2 national curriculum tests. It also includes information about scaled scores (assessment without levels) and statutory trialling, both of which are introduced in 2016.

Timeline of changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels

An overview of what changes will be made to GCSE, AS and A level qualifications between 2015 and 2019. First published November 2014, updated June 2015.

Changes to education inspection from September 2015

Details of the changes to how Ofsted will inspect early years provision, schools and further education and skills from September 2015.

Prevent duty guidance

Prevent duty guidance for Scotland and England and Wales.

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Neighbourhood statistics in England: academic year 2013-14

Residency-based pupil attainment data for 2014 by gender, free school meal eligibility and ethnicity.

A level reform: regulations for biology, chemistry and physics

Proposed regulations and guidance for the design, delivery and award of new biology, chemistry and physics A levels.

Assessment arrangements for GCSE English language

Ofqual is announcing how spoken language assessments will be conducted, assessed and graded for the new GCSE in English language.

National reference tests: an overview

The first reference tests in English and maths will take place in March 2017 and in future years will be used when awarding GCSEs.

School capacity survey 2015: guides

Guides for local authorities completing the school capacity survey 2015, including information about providing accurate pupil forecasts.

Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2014

Levels of pupil absence in primary and secondary schools in the 2014 autumn term.

NEET statistics: quarterly brief, January to March 2015

Statistics for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) from January to March 2015 (quarter 1).

National curriculum assessments at key stage 2, 2014 (revised)

Revised information on the 2014 national curriculum assessment at key stage 2 in England, including breakdowns by pupil characteristics.

Pupil absence in schools in England: 2013 to 2014

This release reports on pupil absence in primary, secondary and special schools across the 2013 to 2014 academic year.

Schools in academy chains and LAs: performance measures

Potential measures of the performance of schools in academy chains and local authorities (LAs).

Revised GCSE and equivalent: England 2013-14

A statistical first release (SFR) providing revised information on the achievements of young people at the end of key stage 4.

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2014

Data is based upon information collected in the January 2014 school census and includes information on the number of schools and pupils.

Secondary school performance tables in England: 2013-14

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.

GCSE & equivalents by pupil characteristics: 2014

A statistical first release with revised information on pupil attainment at state-funded schools in 2013 to 2014.

Updated Phonics Screening Test Results 2014

Updated provisional information on the 2014 phonics screening check and assessments at key stage 1, including breakdowns by pupil characteristics.

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