Reporting Year 2021

Local authority school places scorecards

Data guidance

Published

Description

Underlying data for the Local Authority School Places Scorecard 2021. Data used to produce the online interactive dashboard.

Coverage

Local authorities in England.

File formats and conventions

z indicates data is 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.

Cost

Filename
05_cost_of_additional_school_places_from_regional_projects_ay201516-ay201718.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National
Time period
2021
Content

Cost of additional school places from local authority projects for academic years 2015/16 to 2017/18

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
cost_per_placeCost per additional school place
number_of_projectsNumber of projects
places_createdNumber of additional school places created
project_phaseProject phase - Filter by Project phase
project_typeProject type - Filter by project type
total_cost_adjusted_for_region_and_inflation_£Total cost adjusted for region and inflation
Footnotes
  1. Local authority average costs are not shown because there is no new data. Only national average costs and number of projects for England are shown
  2. LA data contains the England average costs, adjusted for regional location factors. See scorecard methodology or technical notes for more information

Preference

Filename
03_school_preference_offers_2021.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National
Time period
2021
Content

School preference offers from national offer day 2021

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
percentage_of_offers_made_to_applicants_of_first_preference_primaryPercentage of Offers made to Applicants of First Primary Preference
percentage_of_offers_made_to_applicants_of_first_preference_secondaryPercentage of Offers made to Applicants of First Secondary Preference
percentage_of_offers_made_to_applicants_of_one_of_top_three_preferences_primaryPercentage of Offers made to Applicants of One of Top Three Primary Preferences
percentage_of_offers_made_to_applicants_of_one_of_top_three_preferences_secondaryPercentage of Offers made to Applicants of One of Top Three Secondary Preferences
percentage_of_offers_made_to_applicants_of_second_preference_primaryPercentage of Offers made to Applicants of Second Primary Preference
percentage_of_offers_made_to_applicants_of_second_preference_secondaryPercentage of Offers made to Applicants of Second Secondary Preference
percentage_of_offers_made_to_applicants_of_third_preference_primaryPercentage of Offers made to Applicants of Third Primary Preference
percentage_of_offers_made_to_applicants_of_third_preference_secondaryPercentage of Offers made to Applicants of Third Secondary Preference
Footnotes
  1. z indicates data is not applicable

Pupil forecast accuracy

Filename
02_forecast_accuracy_ay202021.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National
Time period
2021
Content

Pupil forecast accuracy for academic year 2020/21

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
actual_primary_pupil_numbers_202122Actual primary pupil numbers 2021/22
actual_secondary_pupil_numbers_202122Actual secondary pupil numbers 2021/22
one_year_ahead_primary_forecast_accuracy_percentageOne year ahead primary forecast accuracy percentage
one_year_ahead_secondary_forecast_accuracy_percentageOne year ahead secondary forecast accuracy percentage
scap19_forecast_primary_pupil_numbers_on_roll_202122Scap19 forecast primary pupil numbers on roll 2021/22
scap19_forecast_secondary_pupil_numbers_on_roll_202122Scap19 forecast secondary pupil numbers on roll 2021/22
scap21_forecast__secondary_pupil_numbers_on_roll_202122Scap21 forecast secondary pupil numbers on roll 2021/22
scap21_forecast_primary_pupil_numbers_on_roll_202122Scap21 forecast primary pupil numbers on roll 2021/22
three_year_ahead_primary_forecast_accuracy_percentageThree year ahead primary forecast accuracy percentage
three_year_ahead_secondary_forecast_accuracy_percentageThree year ahead secondary forecast accuracy percentage
Footnotes
  1. z indicates data is not applicable

Quality

Filename
04_quality_of_school_places_added_between_1_may_2019_and_1_may_2021_ofsted.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National
Time period
2020/21
Content

Ofsted quality of school places added between 1st May 2019 and 1st May 2021

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
existing_places_in_good_schoolsExisting Places in Good Schools
existing_places_in_inadequate_schoolsExisting Places in Inadequate Schools
existing_places_in_oustanding_schoolsExisting Places in Outstanding Schools
existing_places_in_requires_improvement_schoolsExisting Places in Requires Improvement Schools
existing_places_in_schools_with_no_current_ofsted_judgementExisting Places in Schools with no current Ofsted Judgment
la_rankLocal authority rank on proportion of new places in good and outstanding schools
new_places_good_outstanding_schools_%Proportion of new places created in good and outstanding schools
new_places_in_good_schoolsNew Places in Good Schools
new_places_in_inadequate_schoolsNew Places in Inadequate Schools
new_places_in_oustanding_schoolsNew Places in Outstanding Schools
new_places_in_requires_improvement_schoolsNew Places in Requires Improvement Schools
new_places_in_schools_with_no_current_ofsted_judgementNew Places in Schools with no current Ofsted Judgment
school_phaseSchool Phase - Filter by school phase
Footnotes
  1. z indicates data is not applicable

Quantity

Filename
01_quantity_of_school_places_added_since_ay200910.csv
Geographic levels
Local Authority; National
Time period
2021
Content

Quantity of school places added since academic year 2009/10

Variable names and descriptions

Variable names and descriptions for this file are provided below:

Variable nameVariable description
actual_primary_pupil_numbers_200910Actual Primary Number on Roll 2009/10
actual_secondary_pupil_numbers_200910Actual Secondary Number on Roll 2009/10
estimated_number_of_additional_primary_places_needed_to_meet_demand_in_202324Estimated Number of Additional Primary Places Needed to Meet Demand in 2023/24
estimated_number_of_additional_secondary_places_needed_to_meet_demand_in_202324Estimated Number of Additional Secondary Places Needed to Meet Demand in 2023/24
estimated_number_of_spare_primary_places_in_202324Estimated Number of Spare Primary Places in 2023/24
estimated_number_of_spare_secondary_places_in_202324Estimated Number of Spare Secondary Places in 2023/24
estimated_percentage_of_spare_primary_places_in_202324Estimated Percentage of Spare Primary Places in 2023/24
estimated_percentage_of_spare_secondary_places_in_202324Estimated Percentage of Spare Secondary Places in 2023/24
forecast_primary_pupil_numbers_202324Forecast Primary Pupil Numbers in 2023/24
forecast_secondary_pupil_numbers_202324Forecast Secondary Pupil Numbers in 2023/24
number_of_new_primary_places_planned_for_delivery_202122_to_202324Number of New Primary Places Planned for Delivery between 2021/22 and 2023/24
number_of_new_secondary_places_planned_for_delivery_202021_to_202324Number of New Secondary Places Planned for Delivery between 2020/21 and 2023/24
percentage_increase_in_primary_pupil_numbers_since_may2010_until_sept2023Percentage Increase in Primary Pupil Numbers between 2009/10 and 2023/24
percentage_increase_in_secondary_pupil_numbers_since_may2010_until_sept2023Percentage Increase in Secondary Pupil Numbers between 2009/10 and 2023/24
primary_capacity_at_may_2010Primary Capacity at May 2010
primary_capacity_at_may_2021Primary Capacity at May 2021
secondary_capacity_at_may_2010Secondary Capacity at May 2010
secondary_capacity_at_may_2021Secondary Capacity at May 2021
total_basic_need_allocation_since_201011_until_202324_£Total Basic Need Allocation 2010/11 to 2023/24
total_primary_places_created_between_0910_2021Total Primary Places created between 09/10 and 20/21
total_secondary_places_created_between_0910_2021Total Secondary Places created between 09/10 and 20/21
Footnotes
  1. z indicates data is not applicable