Data set from Key stage 1 and phonics screening check attainment

Phonics screening check attainment in year 1 by pupil characteristics

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This file contains data on the attainment of pupils in the phonics screening check in year 1 in England, broken down by pupil characteristics.

Data set details

School and college outcomes and performance
Key stage 1 and phonics screening check attainment
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of eligible pupils in the phonics screening check in year 1
  • Number of pupils absent in the phonics screening check in year 1
  • Number of pupils disapplied in the phonics screening check in year 1
  • Gender
  • Pupil characteristics
Time period
2011/12 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201112Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalAll pupilsTotalState-funded schoolsBoys1600230383216461113162713036291544302
201112Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalAll pupilsTotalState-funded schoolsGirls1587628959017916010614411143171623701
201112Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalAll pupilsTotalState-funded schoolsTotal1606259342234377123777124179462584002
201112Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalDisadvantage statusDisadvantagedState-funded schoolsBoys130307229429867396303712426415513
201112Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFinalDisadvantage statusDisadvantagedState-funded schoolsGirls127556995534533339583131151494902

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 12 variables
Variable nameVariable description
breakdownPupil characteristics
no_schoolsNumber of schools
pt_phonics_y1_absentPercentage of pupils absent in the phonics screening check in year 1
pt_phonics_y1_disappliedPercentage of pupils disapplied in the phonics screening check in year 1


  1. Includes pupils for whom ethnicity or first language was not obtained, refused or could not be determined.
  2. Disadvantaged pupils are those known to be eligible for FSM prior to the assessment in year 1 or year 2 (i.e. not including nursery or reception), have been in the care of the local authority for 1 day or more in the last year or have left local authority care in England and Wales through adoption, a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order.
  3. Includes all pupils who participated in the phonics screening check, those disapplied, those absent for the entire period of which the check could be administered and those with maladministration. Pupils with missing, or invalid results are not included in the calculations.
  4. SEN unclassified includes pupils for whom SEN provision could not be determined.
  5. Includes any pupils who are disapplied from the national curriculum or whose performance cannot be established, for example because they recently arrived from a different education system, they had a lengthy period of absence or due to maladministration.

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