School performance tables and statistics

National Performance Tables

The Department for Education (DfE) Performance Tables allow parents to compare results achieved in schools and colleges in Calderdale and compare Calderdale's overall results with England averages.

The tables also show the percentage of children with Special Educational Needs, levels of authorised and unauthorised absence, school workforce and finance information.

You can select schools/colleges by type, postcode, town or region to compare performance:

You can also use the Ofsted School Data Dashboard  which provides a summary of school performance at Key Stage 1, 2, and 4.

School statistics

There are 36,277 pupils on roll at 98 academies and Local Authority (LA) maintained schools in Calderdale. These break down to 84 primary, 12 secondary and two all through schools and academies.

These indicators were collected from the School Census in January 2018. They include the number of pupils on roll, free school meal eligibility, special educational needs and ethnic breakdown.

2018 Summary
  Academies and LA maintained schools Calderdale total
  Secondary Primary
School roll
Number of pupils on roll (NOR) 15,613 20,664 36,277
Pupils below compulsory school age n/a 3,082 3,082
Compulsory school age pupils 13,382 17,582 30,964
Pupils above compulsory school age 2,231 n/a 2,231
Free school meals (FSM)
% Pupils eligible for free school meals 12.2% 15.6% 14.2%
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
% Pupils with a statement 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
% Pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) 2.8% 2.1% 2.4%
% Pupils with SEN support 10.7% 12.3% 11.6%
Ethnic breakdown
% White 76.6% 77.0% 76.9%
% Asian 17.4% 17.2% 17.3%
% Mixed 3.9% 3.9% 3.9%
% Black 1.1% 0.6% 0.9%
% Chinese 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
% Other minority ethnic 0.4% 0.5% 0.5%
% Total minority ethnic 23.0% 22.5% 23.0%
% Refused / not obtained 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
English as an additional language
% Pupils for whom English is an additional language 13.0% 16.5% 15.0%

Note: 'Compulsory school age' - pupils in Years 1 (age 5) to 11 (age 16) and reception year pupils born between 1 September and 31 December.

Data source: School Census January 2018.

Total number of schools by sector
  Community schools Foundation schools Voluntary aided schools Voluntary controlled schools Academies Total
Infant 3 0 1 0 0 4
Junior 1 0 2 0 0 3
Primary 31 3 12 7 22 75
Primary special 2 0 0 0 0 2
Secondary 2 1 0 0 8 11
Secondary special 1 0 0 0 0 1
All through 0 1 0 0 1 2
Total 40 5 15 7 31 98

Data source: School Census January 2018.

You can find more school data on our Open data platform: Calderdale Data Works  .