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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Educational attainment of children receiving care and support by measure and year
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[Collapse]Child StatusChildren in the census have been divided into three status categories for reporting, as follows - <br />Children who are looked after, who may also be on the child protection register - Children who are on the child protection register, but not looked after - Other children receiving care and support, who are neither looked after, nor on the child protection register.[Filtered]
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Percentage of children achieving the foundation phase indicatorIt is statutory to assess pupils in Year 2 at Foundation phase. In Foundation Phase, the mandatory areas of learning are “Personal and social development, well-being and cultural diversity” (PSD), “Language, literacy and communication skills” (in English (LCE) or Welsh (LCW)) and “Mathematical development” (MDT). The foundation phase indicator (FPI) represents the percentage of pupils achieving at least the expected outcome in LCE or LCW, PSD and MDT in combination. Children who were new to the English or Welsh based education system are included in the Wales total but some are excluded at Local Authority level.411739563927495239080748
Percentage of children achieving the core subject indicator at key stage 2It is statutory to assess pupils in Year 6 at Key Stage 2. The core subject indicator represents the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level or above in English or Welsh (first language), Mathematics and Science in combination. Children who were new to the English or Welsh based education system are included in the Wales total but some are excluded at Local Authority level.483801604637895951892456
Percentage of children achieving the core subject indicator at key stage 3It is statutory to assess pupils in Year 9 at Key Stage 3. The core subject indicator represents the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level or above in English or Welsh (first language), Mathematics and Science in combination. Children who were new to the English or Welsh based education system are included in the Wales total but some are excluded at Local Authority level.428866494538625344995247
Percentage of children achieving the level 1 threshold at key stage 4Includes all pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year. Level 1: a volume of qualifications at Level 1 is equivalent to the volume of 5 GCSEs at grade D-G. Children who were new to the English or Welsh based education system are included in the Wales total but some are excluded at Local Authority level.446761594647506248583558
Percentage of children achieving the level 2 threshold at key stage 4Includes all pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year. Level 2: a volume of qualifications at Level 2 is equivalent to the volume of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C. Children who were new to the English or Welsh based education system are included in the Wales total but some are excluded at Local Authority level.135761181647502219483523
Percentage of children achieving the level 2 threshold including English/Welsh and Mathematics at key stage 4Includes all pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year. Level 2: a volume of qualifications at Level 2 is equivalent to the volume of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C. Children who were new to the English or Welsh based education system are included in the Wales total but some are excluded at Local Authority level.93761121137501512383515
Percentage of children achieving the core subject indicator at key stage 4Includes all pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year. The core subject indicator represents the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level or above in English or Welsh (first language), Mathematics and Science in combination. Children who were new to the English or Welsh based education system are included in the Wales total but some are excluded at Local Authority level.8776111997501310083512
Average wider points score at key stage 4The average wider points score for 15 year olds includes all qualifications approved for pre-16 use in Wales. The average wider points score is calculated by dividing the total number of points achieved by pupils aged 15 by the number of pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year. Children who were new to the English or Welsh based education system are included in the Wales total but some are excluded at Local Authority level.169,705761223178,191750238197,795835237
Average capped points score at key stage 4Includes all pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year. The capped points score is calculated using the best 8 results. Children who were new to the English or Welsh based education system are included in the Wales total but some are excluded at Local Authority level.138,041761181141,463750189156,810835188

Metadata

Title

Educational attainment of children receiving care and support by measure and year

Last update

18 March 2020 18 March 2020

Next update

Autumn 2021 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Children Receiving Care and Support Census

Contact email

stats.pss@gov.wales

Designation

Experimental statistics

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

Information on education, for children receiving care and support, has not yet been updated. The Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) data collection for 2021 has not yet taken place, which is due to the pandemic. However, the PLASC data collection will be undertaken during the summer term and the education data will be updated on StatsWales in the autumn.

The Census collected individual records on all children receiving care and support, including those looked after by a local authority, who had an open case with a local authority on the 31 March that had been open for the three months from 1 January to 31 March.

For each child in the Census, the Unique Pupil Number was collected to allow anonymous matching of children in the relevant age groups with the National Pupil Database.

Only pupils attending local authority maintained schools have been included in the analysis. Children who were Educated Other Than At school (EOTAS) have been excluded, and Independent schools are not required to provide the data at pupil level.


Data collection and calculation

Anonymised individual child level data is extracted from local authority administrative systems and returned electronically to the Data Collection team within the Welsh Government using an online secure data transfer system called 'AFON'. The AFON system applies an extensive series of validation checks to ensure that the information provided uses the correct codes and is internally consistent.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data are shown at 31 March for each year.

Users, uses and context

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Statistical quality

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Keywords

Children; Children receiving care and support; Educational attainment