Academic Year 2020/21

Admission appeals in England

Data guidance

Published

Description

This document describes the data included in the ‘Schools admissions appeals in England: 2020 to 2021’ National Statistics release’s underlying data files. This data is released under the terms of the Open Government License and is intended to meet at least three stars for Open Data.

The methodology document for this subject should be referenced alongside this release. It provides information on the data sources, their coverage and quality and how the data is produced.

A guide for the 2021 data collection can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/school-admission-appeals-data-collection-how-to-submit-data.

Coverage

The data includes returns via the APAD collection from 149 local authorities (for voluntary controlled and community schools) and direct returns from voluntary aided, foundation and academy schools. The City of London local authority has only one school which is voluntary aided so are not required to make an APAD return.

The rate of appeals lodged and heard are calculated using a total number of new admissions based on the January school census.

File formats and conventions

Rounding and suppression

No rounding or suppression has been applied to either the appeals or admissions data.

Conventions

The following convention is used throughout the underlying data.

‘:’         Not applicable.

Data files

All data files associated with this releases are listed below with guidance on their content. To download any of these files, please visit our data catalogue.

Admissions appeals - by geography - 2016 to 2021

Filename
admissionsappeals_la.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National; Regional
Time period
2016 to 2021
Content

number and rate of appeals lodged, heard and successful by LA

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
admissionsAdmissions
appeals_heard_numberAppeals heard by an appeals panel
appeals_heard_percentageAppeals heard by an appeals panel (percentage)
appeals_lodged_numberAdmission appeals lodged by parents
appeals_lodged_percentageAdmission appeals lodged by parents (percentage)
school_phaseSchool phase - Primary, primary (infant classes), secondary, total
successful_appeals_numberSuccessful appeals
successful_appeals_percentageSuccessful appeals (percentage)

Admissions appeals - by school type - 2016 to 2021

Filename
admissionsappeals_schooltype.csv
Geographic levels
National
Time period
2016 to 2021
Content

number and rate of appeals lodged, heard and successful by school type

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
admissionsAdmissions
appeals_heard_numberAppeals heard by an appeals panel
appeals_heard_percentageAppeals heard by an appeals panel (percentage)
appeals_lodged_numberAdmission appeals lodged by parents
appeals_lodged_percentageAdmission appeals lodged by parents (percentage)
school_phaseSchool phase - Primary, primary (infant classes), secondary, total
school_typeSchool type - Community and voluntary controlled, voluntary aided, foundation, academy, total
successful_appeals_numberSuccessful appeals
successful_appeals_percentageSuccessful appeals (percentage)