Data Resources

Data Resources

There are a variety of sources available to you. Here are a few and how you can access them:

  • Perspective Lite – has interactive performance data reports and a function called Real-Time Data Trends which has performance data looking at your school, LA and national figures. Click here for more information.
  • Key to Success – every headteacher should have access to this website and you will be able to find historical results for pupils that are on roll.
  • Local Authority Interactive Tool (LAIT) – DfE website where you can open an interactive spreadsheet for comparing data about children and young people across all local authorities in England. There is also a user guide for those who have not used this resource before.
  • Find and Compare schools in England – allows you to view performance measures and make comparisons between schools. There is also a link to a general guidance page where you will find guidance and information to help you analyse the data that is report by the DfE in the school and college performance tables and in the analyse school performance service.

DfE Statistics

Statistics at DfE - The Department for Education publishes official statistics on education and children. 



Key Stages

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) - Statistics on early years foundation stage profile assessments including breakdowns by pupil characteristics. Results at national and local-authority level.

Key Stage 1 (KS1) - Statistics on national curriculum assessments at key stage 1 and phonics screening check results.

Key Stage 2 (KS2) - National curriculum assessments and review outcomes at key stage 2, including measures of progress between key stages 1 and 2.

GCSEs (key stage 4) - Statistics on key stage 4 results, including GCSEs.



School and pupil numbers - Statistics on the number and characteristics of schools and pupils.

Exclusions - Statistics on pupils who are excluded from school as well as guidance documents available for downloading.

Pupil absence - Statistics on overall authorised and unauthorised pupil absences by school type, including persistent absentees and pupil characteristics as well as guidance documents available for downloading.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) - Statistics on pupils with SEN, including information on educational attainment, destinations, absence, exclusions, and characteristics.

16 to 19 attainment - Statistics on the attainment of 16- to 19-year-olds in England, including exam results and performance tables.

Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils - Data on key stage 4 (KS4) and key stage 5 (KS5) students going into apprenticeship, education and employment destinations.



The Department of Education have a YouTube channel you can visit here.

You will find videos detailing: guidance, testimonials, interviews and much more….


The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) have there own area within the DfEs YouTube channel.

Here you will find assessment information including: tests, teacher assessments and moderation.

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