Data set from Key stage 4 performance

KS4 local authority district and region of school location data by FSM and disadvantage status

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Local authority district level headline entry and attainment measures for the latest year including pupil free school meal eligibility and disadvantaged status. State-funded school pupils only.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
Key stage 4 performance
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority district, National, Regional
  • Average Attainment 8 score of all pupils
  • Average Attainment 8 score of all pupils for Ebacc element
  • Average Attainment 8 score of all pupils for English element
  • Disadvantaged status
  • Free school meal eligibility
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool locationRevisedTotalFSM39471077874214205.0539.110056393.33219629.95481150.92774125.799909.31635315.2354763.013.29:::::::::::::::::::::10253095.110167894.39769590.6101293949770490.67930573.63380931.448481453836435.63274533.53150539.71741451.56947664.56048556.15231853.54474556.42384570.54478084.15401841.753.733972753.693220622.99162326.631.519032778.4803683.57.51190291.63111316952.9212.2963162.178.9353790.753.32794592.62827342.6
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool locationRevisedTotalFSM all other397346783625092059.2253.6458421982667815736082477.119497941.711404224.415356832.82205404.974.71:::::::::::::::::::::46108198.646033298.44537449745952698.245410497.139367984.122528948.23323457129203662.426501958.425659965.215528168.940068685.637623780.434861676.83110827919133384.92579514.035.512416203.385.162413643.165.162141696.754.581267754.532.715174198.0611.14832406.7610.37372016.6715.87713437.7316.56347001.7313.613664362.913425612.913495182.9
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool locationRevisedDisadvantagedTotal39721519026115083.8140.314264293.94816931.78071553.140956271531310.12470216.3516495.223.4:::::::::::::::::::::14519595.614412494.913880491.414361394.513887691.411344274.74950032.67171647.25696737.54884935.24700441.42600552.510129666.78860958.37705155.56613258.33549571.76485864.27583782.53.84577446.53.84717753.11239942.631.5813076508.611675657.71731698.1311.41908170.6812.61410162.689.34980083.33986482.64033472.7
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool locationRevisedDisadvantaged all otherTotal395542372123191180.4654.741634298.325080859.23349207918176442.910871925.714521934.32043672.764.82:::::::::::::::::::::41841698.741788698.641263597.441720698.541293297.535954284.920959849.53091107327343364.524891560.324110067.11466907036886687.134811382.232388378.428969580.617968385.72378736.035.612234262.635.272233471.665.271991983.754.71190138.532.814769825.0611.34468525.2610.56830610.1716.17122219.9716.85900001.2213.91222218.752.912233722.912289052.9
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSchool locationRevisedTotalTotal398757562329306264.2750.955898497.129897751.941563572.222272038.712403221.516992129.52560167.984.45:::::::::::::::::::::56361197.956201097.655143995.856081997.455180895.947298482.22590984538082666.233040057.42977645428810460.917269566.747016281.743672275.940093472.735582775.2215178833027322.035.262818045.134.92810918.164.882463758.754.281430081.162.486077475.0610.65636090.269.88562308.314.99030390.6515.77310163.912.71720226.75316220202.816322522.8

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 101 variables
Variable nameVariable description
avg_att8Average Attainment 8 score of all pupils
avg_att8_ebacAverage Attainment 8 score of all pupils for Ebacc element
avg_att8_engAverage Attainment 8 score of all pupils for English element
avg_att8_matAverage Attainment 8 score of all pupils for mathematics element
avg_att8_openAverage Attainment 8 score of all pupils for open element


  1. Progress 8 data is not being published using 2020/21 data because of the cancellation of GCSE exams. 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. This is the second year that Progress 8 data has not been published due to the cancellation of exams.
  2. Stevenage district boundary was changed in 2014. The local authority district code was changed from E07000101 to E07000243 to reflect this.
  3. Disadvantaged all other includes pupils for whom free school meal eligibility, Special Educational Needs status (SEN provision) or SEN primary need could not be determined.
  4. East Hertfordshire district boundary was changed in 2014. The local authority district code was changed from E07000097 to E07000242 to reflect this.
  5. Northumberland district boundary was changed in 2014. The local authority district code was changed from E06000048 to E06000057 to reflect this.
  6. Some zero percentages may represent small numbers due to rounding.
  7. Sub totals may not sum to the grand total due to a small number of pupils with missing information e.g. for FSM, SEN, EAL and those where ethnicity is not recorded.
  8. z = When an observation is not applicable
  9. 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.
  10. Welwyn Hatfield district boundary was changed in 2013. The local authority district code was changed from E07000104 to E07000241 to reflect this.
  11. Gateshead district boundary was changed in 2014. The local authority district code was changed from E08000020 to E08000037 to reflect this.
  12. From 2014/15, disadvantaged pupils include pupils known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in any spring, autumn, summer, alternative provision or pupil referral unit census from year 6 to year 11 or are looked after children for at least one day or are adopted from care.
  13. EBacc sciences includes the double award GCSE in combined science, and single GCSEs in biology, chemistry, physics and computer science.
  14. Data has been provided based on both the pupil’s location and the school’s location. At local authority level there may be differences in the totals because of a small number of schools where the school is maintained by a different local authority to the one in which they are located. 
  15. 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.
  16. : = When data is unavailable for other reasons
  17. The residency of 673 pupils living in England in 2020/21 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.
  18. 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.
  19. St Albans district boundary was changed in 2013. The local authority district code was changed from E07000100 to E07000240 to reflect this.
  20. Northamptonshire district boundary was changed in 2021. The local authority district code was changed from E10000021 to E06000061 (North Northamptonshire) and E06000062 (West Northamptonshire).
  21. Free school meals (FSM) does not relate to pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive free school meals. Pupils not eligible for free school meals or unclassified pupils are described as ‘All other pupils’.

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