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Announcement of the Discontinuation of the 'Behaviour in Schools in England' statistical release.
The Department usually publishes a Statistical Release entitled "Behaviour in Schools in England" in April each year. This release covers information on behaviour judgements from Ofsted inspections and shows the latest judgement for each school inspected as at December in the preceding year. However, under new transparency arrangements, Ofsted are now publishing these data on their website and will be doing so each quarter, as follows, December, March, June and September. Each release will show the latest position at the end of the previous quarter. This therefore negates the need for the Department for Education to continue with this publication. The timetable for future releases of official statistics about maintained schools inspections and outcomes can be found in the Schedule for the release of official statistics.

The information previously available in the DfE Statistical Release "Behaviour in Schools in England" can now be found in Table 3 in the Official statistics: Maintained school inspections and outcomes publication (Maintained Key Findings) and underlying data, available via the Ofsted website.

The intention to consider discontinuing this publication was first announced in September 2011 in the DfE Schedule of Publications.

Questions on the above can be directed to Lorraine Watson (020 7340 8080) or Christina Swensson (020 7340 7949).

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