Category Archives: Education

Oxbridge Elitism

The final page of this Commons Library note on elitism at Oxford & Cambridge has a nice table on % of students going to Oxford by type of school, going back to 1989.  Here’s a screencap:

Proportion of young people going on to university, by school

The Sutton Trust has some useful stats on how many students go on to Higher Education in England, broken down by local authority and by college.  The report that outlines the findings is here: Degrees of Success, University Chances by Individual School.

And the raw stats which give details for each school and authority are here: Degrees of Success – HE Destinations tables.

To give a quick flavour of some of the results, here are the stats for colleges in Southampton:

School Name

Education authority

Exam points per student

% of pupils accepted at university

% of pupils accepted at selective universities

St Anne’s Catholic School, Southampton Southampton

755

84

35

Southampton City College Southampton

547

28

2

King Edward VI School, Southampton Southampton

899

82

71

Itchen College, Southampton Southampton

656

43

8

Taunton’s College Southampton

639

49

13

Local Education Stats

The Department for Education website allows you to look for key performance indicators for how schools are doing in a particular area, right down to the ward level.  You can look for:

You can also, using the link on the top right of the page, look for the results of individual schools, which includes Academies and private schools.

DfE: Education and Skills in Your Area

Before the 2010 election, these stats went back to 1997.  Now they only go back to 2005.  Hmmm.