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Schools Baseline Data

The purpose of baseline data is to give a snapshot of the status quo in a particular region.

If you are looking for schools and regions to engage with, this data can:

  • Help identify schools that meet the target criteria in terms of gender, ethnic mix and social deprivation (free school meals as proxy)
  • Identify the ethnic mix of an area against which to assess improvements in uptake amongst particular ethnic communities
  • Provide data on apprenticeship starts by sector, gender and ethnic mix.

For schools in a particular area, the Department of Educations’s school performance tables should provide everything you need. You can search by local authority or parliamentary constituency, and also specify 16-18, secondary, primary, special or academies (or view all types).

After you make the search, you are presented with a map similar to Google maps, with the list of schools in that area presented below. To find detailed information (school performance, cohort sizes and so on) just click on any of the three links in the table directly below the map, which say, for example: “125 schools” at primary, “48 schools” at secondary or “39 schools” at 16-18. From there, you can find out all the information you need about your specified schools using the tabs at the top of the page.

A wealth of apprenticeship statistics can be found in the Government library but for data on the gender breakdown across STEM apprenticeship see the WISE statistics.

For deprivation at local authority level, this interactive map is a good source.

For ethnicity information, you can use this really useful interactive map.

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