Statistics on Small Area Pupil Attainment are published as Neighbourhood Statistics - Announcement of the release of Small Area Pupil Attainment by Pupil Characteristics in England 2007 and include data from England.

The latest statistics report on the period 2006/07 and update those previously released on 11 10 2007.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • The tables reinforce previous messages about patterns of attainment and about the relationship between attainment and gender at National, Regional and Local Authority (LA) level, and Local Authority District (LAD) level of school location. These tables also provide the first opportunity to present 2007 attainment at Middle Layer Super Output Area (MSOA) level of school location for KS1 and KS2.
  • Girls continue to perform better than boys in the majority of LADs at KS1, KS2 and KS3, particularly in English subjects, but the gap has closed since 2006 in most of them. At KS4 and KS5, girls also outperform boys in all but a few LADs.
On 30 October 2008, additional tables by Ethnic Group were published on the Neighbourhood Statistics website.

Contact details

Martin Johnson
Telephone: 01325 392755
Email: Martin.Johnson@education.gsi.gov.uk