Data publication commitments Department for Education

Last generated: 21 Nov 2018 14:58

This page lists the public commitments to the release of further datasets by the Department along with links to the data where is has been released or identified as an unpublished dataset. These commitments are only those which have been made to the release of data and Departments may have made public commitments in terms of further activity. This page does not list links to the corporate commitments which all central government Departments and ALBs have been committed to release from the Coalition Agreement and letters from the Prime Minister of May 2010 and July 2011.

This page is a beta release – it does not yet list all of the commitment which the Department has made. Further additions will be made on an ongoing basis.


Prime Minister's Letter May 2010

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Prime Minister's Letter July 2011

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Open data strategy

Commitment Dataset
Destinations of Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 pupils
Data showing the percentage of pupils progressing to further learning in a school, Further Education or 6th form college, apprenticeship or Higher Education institution – “educational destinations” - at age 16 and age 19 are to be published as experimental statistics in July 2012. These measures are designed to show how successful schools and other institutions are at preparing their pupils for the future.
Destinations of Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 pupils
Children Looked After by Local Authorities in England
Focuses initially on local authorities and the adoption process for children, will be updated annually when new data become available. Because comprehensive national data on timeliness for prospective adopters will not be available until autumn 2014, in the interim, we will assess the timeliness of the prospective adopter‟s journey in a cross-section of adoption agencies as they prepare to implement the new training and assessment process. From 2014, the scorecards will include data on prospective adopters, including the number of these and how long they take to go through the approvals process, and will be published for all adoption agencies so that they can compare their performance in relation to timeliness with each other.
Complaints to the Secretary of State about schools (July 2012 – June 2013
The Department is changing the way in which it handles complaints to the Secretary of State about schools (i.e. complaints which governing bodies have not been able to resolve), which will allow us to capture and publish data
Destinations of Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 pupils
The intention is to publish educational and employment destinations at ages 16 and between the ages of 17 and 19 in Spring 2013, subject to data quality. The measures will also show a breakdown by characteristics, including those with Special Educational Needs or eligible for free school meals.
Destinations of Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 pupils