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Welcome to Research and statistics

Here you can find the latest research and statistics from the Department.

You can read about trends in education, access school achievement and attainment tables, and get the latest statistical publication schedule.

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Access to details of research projects funded by the Department for Education (DfE), as well as projects previously undertaken by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Education and Skills.

Research and statistics gateway

Provides access to a wide range of statistics related to education, training and lifelong learning.

School achievement and attainment tables

Access to information related to achievement and attainment in primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

Local statistics about education

Access to statistics regarding education and skills in your local area.


Offers access to an up-to-date database of educational establishments across England and Wales.

Children and young people - statistical returns

Information about the statistical data collated with regards to children and young people, including details of how the information is collected and utilised.