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Weekly DfE Publications week commencing 17.12.18


Residential special schools and colleges: support for children

Independent report

This report by Dame Christine Lenehan and Mark Geraghty sets out:


Rural primary schools designation

Transparency data

This is the latest list of local authority-maintained primary schools in England that the Secretary of State has designated as rural under the Designation of Rural Primary Schools (England) Order 2018.

The list reflects schools in England on and from 14 December 2018.

Local authorities or governing bodies proposing to close a school should use this list to confirm whether or not it is rural.

The Department for Education (DfE) uses the Office for National Statistics’ rural and urban area classification to identify rural schools as being located in:


School capital funding allocations


School condition allocations (SCA) and devolved formula capital (DFC) allocations up to 2019, including the healthy pupils capital funding for 2018 to 2019.


Trends in school spending: 2002 to 2016

Transparency data

Report and supporting data showing schools’ spending trends per pupil and in total on:


30 hours free childcare: autumn term 2018

Official Statistics

This publication provides data on the use of 30 hours free childcare between September and December 2018.

It includes:


Voluntary-aided schools capital scheme: equalities impact assessment

Impact assessment

The capital scheme will enable the creation of new voluntary aided schools.

This document makes an assessment of the effect that the voluntary aided schools capital scheme will have on groups with protected characteristics.


Initial teacher training (ITT) bursary: funding manual


These funding guides provides information to schools and ITT providers on:

The Department for Education funds training bursaries and scholarships for trainees on eligible ITT courses in England.

Bursary amounts will vary depending on:

Scholarships are awarded by the relevant professional body for the subject.


School Direct (salaried): funding manual


These funding manuals provides information to schools and ITT providers on School Direct (salaried) funding in England, including:

The School Direct (salaried) route allows schools to:


Postgraduate teaching apprenticeships: funding manual


These funding manuals provide information to schools and ITT providers on postgraduate teaching apprenticeship grant funding in England, including:

The postgraduate teaching apprenticeship is an ITT route that combines paid work with off-the-job training, qualifications, and progression. It allows candidates to train to become qualified teachers.


Teaching schools and system leadership: reports

Transparency data

The number of system leaders working in and across schools in the United Kingdom.


Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2018

Official Statistics

This publication provides information on a survey of parents with children aged 0 to 14. It covers parents’ use of childcare and early years provision, and their views and experiences, including:


English and maths

Statistical data set

English and maths (formerly Skills for Life) qualifications are designed to give people the reading, writing, maths and communication skills they need in everyday life, to operate effectively in work and to help them succeed on other training courses.

These data provide information on participation and achievements for English and maths qualifications and are broken down into a number of key reports.


Apprenticeship and levy statistics: December 2018

Official Statistics

This publication provides headline statistics on the use of the apprenticeship service.

The updated statistics in this publication are:


Further education and skills data

Statistical data set

This includes information on learners who are studying on a course at a further education college, learners studying courses within their local community, employees undertaking an apprenticeship, and employees undertaking other qualifications in the workplace. Please note: data on providers is only published annually.

It has been designed to complement the main statistical releases, and act as a ‘one stop shop’ for data and information on learners, learning programmes and learner achievement.


Education and training

Statistical data set

This statistical data set includes information on education and training participation and achievements broken down into a number of reports including sector subject areas, participation by gender, age, ethnicity, disability participation.

It also includes data on offender learning.


Apprenticeships and traineeships data

Statistical data set

This statistical data set provides information on apprenticeships through a number of reports broken down by a number of measures including starts, achievements, and participation figures. These tables also include additional learner information such as:


Community learning

Statistical data set

Community learning includes a range of community based and outreach learning opportunities, primarily managed and delivered by local authorities and general further education colleges designed to bring together adults (often of different ages and backgrounds).


Apprenticeship accountability statement


This document is for employers, apprenticeship providers and assessment bodies. It sets out the responsibilities of each organisation with a role in regulating the apprenticeships system.


Further education (FE) workforce programme evaluation

Research and analysis

This report was commissioned as part of the joint Department for Education (DfE) and BIS FE workforce programme.

It aims to investigate the impact of:


National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2019 to 2020


Tables showing provisional allocations for the schools, high needs and central school services blocks from 2019 to 2020 onwards.

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