The latest national statistics on Attainment by Pupil Characteristics produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families were released on 20th November 2008 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics AuthorityUK Statistics Authority

DCSF: Attainment by Pupil Characteristics, in England 2007/08

DescriptionThis Statistical First Release (SFR) provides 2007/08 information on attainment by different pupil characteristics, specifically gender, ethnicity, eligibility for free school meals (FSM), special educational needs (SEN) and English as a first language. It updates SFR 38/2007, which included information on Key Stages 1 to 5 but this year includes information on Foundation Stage Profile for the first time. This publication can found at the following link:

SFR38/2007 "DCSF: National Curriculum Assessment, GCSE and Equivalent Attainment and Post-16 Attainment by Pupil Characteristics, in England 2006/07"

The figures contained within this publication combine the information gathered through the School Census in January 2008 and the 2007/08 attainment data, allowing analyses of the attainment of different groups of pupils.

This SFR contains information for Foundation Stage Profile and Key Stage 1. Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 information was added in December 2008 and Key Stage 2 information in March 2009.
    KEY POINTS
  • Girls outperformed boys for both Foundation Stage Profile and Key Stage 1;
  • pupils of Mixed White and Asian heritage and Irish pupils achieved above the national average for Foundation Stage Profile and Chinese pupils, pupils of Mixed White and Asian heritage and Indian pupils achieved above the national average for Key Stage 1;
  • Pakistani and Bangladeshi pupils achieved below the national average for Foundation Stage Profile. All the minority ethnic groups within the Black category, Pakistani and Bangladeshi pupils achieved below the national average at Key Stage 1;
  • girls outperformed boys in virtually all ethnic groups for both Foundation Stage Profile and Key Stage 1; and
  • pupils not eligible for free school meals performed better than those eligible for free school meals for both Foundation Stage Profile and Key Stage 1.
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Additional informationEXCEL (Tables included in the SFR.)
Additional informationEXCEL (All Foundation Stage Profile tables, including Local Authority tables added on 27 November 2008)
Additional informationEXCEL (All Key Stage 1 tables including Local Authority tables.)
Additional informationPDF (Annex to main SFR PDF. Commentary for Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, added 11 December 2008)
Additional informationEXCEL (All Key Stage 4 tables, including Local Authority tables, added 11 December 2008)
Additional informationEXCEL (All SFR Key Stage 5 tables, including Local Authority tables, added 11 December 2008)
Additional informationEXCEL (Tables by Local Authority (LA) relating to the following National Indicators, updated using revised data October 2009:
  • National Indicator 102: Achievement gap between pupils eligible for free school meals and their peers
  • National Indicator 105: The Special Educational Needs (SEN)/non-SEN gap - achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs including English and Maths
  • National Indicator 108: Key Stage 4 attainment for Black and Minority Ethnic groups - 5+ A*-C GCSEs including English and Maths.
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Additional informationEXCEL (All Key Stage 2 tables, including Local Authority tables, added 19 March 2009)
Additional informationEXCEL (Tables by Local Authority (LA) relating to the following National Indicators (added - 18 June 2009):
  • National Indicator 102: Achievement gap between pupils eligible for free school meals and their peers achieving the expected level at Key Stage 2
  • National Indicator 104: The Special Educational Needs (SEN)/non-SEN gap - achieving Key Stage 2 English and Maths threshold
  • National Indicator 107: Key Stage 2 attainment for Black and Minority Ethnic groups - Level 4 in both English and Maths
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Reference IDSFR32/2008
Coverage Country England
Date Released20 November 2008
Main Category Children, Education and Skills
Sub CategoryCurriculum and qualifications (pre-16)    Click on subcategory link to see if there is later information
TypeStatistical First Release
ContactThe Data Outputs Unit  mailbox.dataoutputsunit@education.gsi.gov.uk   
PreRelease AccessClick here
 Publication includes individual Local Authority informationPublication includes individual Local Authority information

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