Data set from Key stage 4 performance

KS4 IDACI decile and degree of rurality of pupil residence data

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National and regional level headline entry and attainment measures for the latest year broken down by Income Deprivation Affecting Children Indices (IDACI) decile and degree of rurality - based on pupil postcode rather than location of the school. State-funded school pupils only.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
Key stage 4 performance
Release type
Geographic levels
National, Regional
  • Average Attainment 8 score of all pupils
  • Average EBacc APS score per pupil
  • Average Progress 8 score of all pupils
  • Degree of rurality - pupil residency
  • Income Deprivation Affecting Children Indices decile
  • Pupil residency detail
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001England0-10%RuralTotalPupil residenceRevised290151461501.7540.6143794.951734.181453.833922.45161.043.411511022014.51471-695.028-0.47-0.54-0.4
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001England0-10%TotalTotalPupil residenceRevised3093735332993464.7640.76933194.32546634.63952153.72198229.9254949.313.47835511.41233616.869464-29339.635-0.42-0.43-0.41
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001England0-10%UrbanTotalPupil residenceRevised3059720192931963.0140.76789494.32494934.63870753.72164330.1249788.273.47820411.41211616.867993-28644.607-0.42-0.43-0.41
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001England10-20%RuralTotalPupil residenceRevised501278411937042.9265895.5105037.7165459.468524.610088.953.6230811.145616.42695-823.96-0.31-0.36-0.25
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001England10-20%TotalTotalPupil residenceRevised3526696473057333.3943.96643195.42822040.54182960.12454635.2264593.683.81035614.9146412165465-13859.136-0.21-0.22-0.2

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 26 variables
Variable nameVariable description
avg_att8Average Attainment 8 score of all pupils
avg_ebaccapsAverage EBacc APS score per pupil
avg_p8scoreAverage Progress 8 score of all pupils
idaci_decileIncome Deprivation Affecting Children Indices decile
p8score_CI_lowProgress 8 lower 95% confidence interval


  1. A Progress 8 score of 1.0 means pupils in the group make on average approximately a grade more progress than the national average; a score of -0.5 means they make on average approximately half a grade less progress than average. Progress 8 scores should be interpreted alongside the associated confidence intervals. If the lower bound of the confidence interval is greater than zero, it can be interpreted as meaning that the group achieves greater than average progress compared to pupils in mainstream schools nationally and that this is statistically significant. If the upper bound is negative, this means that the group achieves lower than average progress compared to pupils in mainstream schools nationally and that this is statistically significant.
  2. In 2020 and 2021, all GCSEs in England have been reformed and use the new 9 to 1 grading system (rather than A*-G). Year on year comparisons will be limited until these qualifications are consistently included from 2020 onwards. However, results for 2020 and 2021 are not comparable with earlier years due to the cancellation of exams (due to COVID-19) and the changes to the way GCSE grades were awarded and results for 2022 are not comparable with previous years due to the changes relating to grading assessments.
  3. c = a cell that has been suppressed due to low number of pupils. Suppression was applied where deemed necessary for all data up to 2018/19. For 2019/20, DfE suppression policy changed. For 2020 and 2021 results where a geographical area contains only one school (for example Isles of Scilly) the data for that area has been suppressed. This is in line with the announcement that school level data would not be published using either summer 2020 or summer 2021 exam grades awarded. Data is not being supressed in 2022 at local authority or national level.
  4. The residency of 897 pupils living in England in 2021/22 is unknown due to missing or invalid postcode information. Pupils not resident in England and pupils with missing or invalid postcode information are excluded from the figures in presented.
  5. In 2020 and 2021 Progress 8 data was not published because of the cancellation of GCSE exams (due to COVID-19). Calculating Progress 8 has an element of modelling (estimating the average Attainment 8 score for pupils with similar prior attainment) and with the lack of exam data, the Progress 8 measure is not meaningful as a measure of Progress for 2021. Progress 8 has been reintroduced in 2022.
  6. : = When data is unavailable for other reasons
  7. Income Deprivation Affecting Children Indices. Each SOA in England is given a score which ranks it between 1 and 32,844, 1 being the most deprived.
  8. z = When an observation is not applicable
  9. The rural-urban classification of postcodes for 2022 are based on the 2011 classification of output areas released in August 2013. Census output areas forming settlements with populations of over 10,000 are defined as urban. The urban domain is further sub-divided into three broad morphological types based on the predominant settlement component. The remainder are defined as one of three rural types.
  10. All state-funded schools include local authority maintained mainstream schools, academies, free schools, city technology colleges, further education colleges with provision for 14 to 16 year-olds and state-funded special schools. They exclude independent schools, independent special schools, non-maintained special schools, hospital schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision. Alternative provision includes academy and free school alternative provision.

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