Higher Education: Care Leavers

Department for Education written question – answered on 16th May 2022.

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Photo of Siobhan Baillie Siobhan Baillie Conservative, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many care leavers were accepted onto courses at high tariff Higher Education providers broken down by individual institution.

Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Minister of State (Department for Education) (Higher and Further Education)

The attached table contains the department’s analysis of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) student record showing the number of care leavers who entered courses at English higher education providers in academic year 2020/21. Coverage refers to entrants domiciled in England prior to study and care leavers are defined as codes 01 and 04 in the HESA care leaver collection documentation. Further information can be found here: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/collection/c20051/a/careleaver.

This shows that in academic year 2020/21, there were 4,290 care leavers who entered courses at English higher education providers in academic year 2020/21. Of these, 580 entered courses across 27 high tariff providers. A full breakdown by institution can be found in the attachment.

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