Education: Standards

Department for Education written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Conservative, Ludlow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were in (a) early years settings, (b) primary schools, (c) secondary schools and (d) further education rated (i) inadequate, (ii) requires improvement, (iii) good and (iv) outstanding by Ofsted in each year since 1997.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The information detailed below on early years settings, primary and secondary schools, and further education is available.

The latest Ofsted data for early years settings cover the period from 2011-2014 and can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/childcare-providers-and-inspections-as-at-31-march-2019.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/official-statistics-early-years-and-childcare-registered-providers-inspections-and-outcomes.

The Department for Education only collects data on the number of children benefiting from free funded early education and holds no data on all children in early years settings.

The latest Ofsted data on Primary and Secondary school inspection data (which covers the period from 2010-2019) can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/maintained-schools-and-academies-inspections-and-outcomes-official-statistics.

Ofsted changed their methodology in 2018 and the latest statistics are based on the new methodology. Information on the changes made can be found here :

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/changes-to-ofsteds-statistical-reporting-of-inspection-outcomes-for-state-funded-schools-an-analysis-of-the-changes.

The latest Ofsted data on the further education inspection ratings (covering the period from 2013 to 2019) can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/further-education-and-skills-inspection-outcomes.

Due to differences between the data sets of each area, and the time scales covered, data since 1997 for each area requested is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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