Data Publication Schedule

A genuine universe of schools data

We endeavour to capture every valuable piece of data about a school that is published. So you can be assured that, whatever your target audience, you can pinpoint the best prospects.

A few notes on how we’ve listed the data releases below…

As the education departments of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland don’t publish exactly the same information or with the same frequency, each dataset below details the data published, the country that data is for, the source and the data range the information covers.

Also, note that a Statistical First Release (SFR) will usually be published a few months in advance of the data and it will be the SFR that gets the initial headlines before you get to explore at school-level.

There is also an additional note on inspection data at the foot of the page.

DatasetReleaseCountrySourceDate range covered
January
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR)DataEnglandDfEPrevious academic year
School Revenue Balances (SRB)DataEnglandDfECurrent academic year
School CensusSFREnglandDfECurrent academic year
KS4 performanceDataEnglandDfEPrevious academic year
KS5 performanceDataEnglandDfEPrevious academic year
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades
Inspection ReportsDataWalesEstynPrevious calendar year
February
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
Pupil Development Grant (PDG) allocationsDataWalesDfESCurrent academic year
Catch-up Funding allocationsDataEnglandDfECurrent academic year
School Capacity dataDataEnglandDfECurrent academic year
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades
March
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
Pupil Premium (PP) allocationsDataEnglandDfENext academic year
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedPrevious October-December
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades
April
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
School Workforce (SWF)SFREnglandDfECurrent academic year
Independent school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedPrevious July-December
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades
May
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
Summer SchoolsDataEnglandDfEThe coming summer break
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades
June
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
School CensusDataEnglandDfECurrent academic year
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedPrevious January-March
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades
July
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
School Workforce (SWF)DataEnglandDfECurrent academic year
Leavers' DestinationDataEnglandOfstedPrevious academic year
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades
August
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades
September
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedPrevious April-June
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades
October
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades
November
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
Independent school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedPrevious January-June
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades
December
New academiesDataEnglandDfENewly-opened/converted
KS2 performanceDataEnglandDfEPrevious academic year
PerformanceDataScotlandEducation ScotlandPrevious academic year
PerformanceDataWalesDfESPrevious academic year
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedPrevious July-September
State school inspection reportsDataEnglandOfstedEvery school's most recent grades

A note on inspection reports

Ofsted (England) – individual reports are released and compiled data is published monthly and quarterly for state schools and biannually (in April and November) for independent schools.
Education Scotland – 95% of individual reports are published 10 weeks after inspection, but no compiled results data is released.
Estyn (Wales) – individual reports are published 10 weeks after inspection and compiled data is published in January’s annual report.
Education & Training Inspectorate (Northern Ireland) – individual reports are published one month after inspection, but no compiled results data is published.