School performance tables and statistics

National Performance Tables

The Department for Education (DfE) Performance tables let you compare results achieved in Calderdale's schools and colleges. You can also 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 . This provides a summary of school performance at Key Stage 1, 2, and 4.

School statistics

There are 36,466 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 January 2019 School Census. They include the number of pupils on roll, free school meal eligibility, special educational needs and ethnic breakdown.

2019 Summary Academies and LA maintained schools
  Secondary Primary Calderdale total
School roll
Number of pupils on roll (NOR) 15,837 20,629 36,466
Pupils below compulsory school age n/a 3,079 3,079
Compulsory school age pupils 13,832 17,550 31,382
Pupils above compulsory school age 2,005 n/a 2,005
Free school meals (FSM)
% Pupils eligible for free school meals 15% 17.9% 16.6%
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
% Pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) 2.8% 2.3% 2.6%
% Pupils with SEN support 11.5% 12.5% 12%
Ethnic breakdown
% White 76.1% 76.4% 76.3%
% Asian 17.5% 17.5% 17.5%
% Mixed 4.1% 4.2% 4.1%
% Black 1.2% 0.7% 0.9%
% Chinese 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
% Other minority ethnic 0.4% 0.6% 0.5%
% Total minority ethnic 23.4% 23.2% 23.3%
% Refused / not obtained 0.5% 0.4% 0.4%
English as an additional language
% Pupils for whom English is an additional language 12.7% 16.2% 14.7%

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

Data source: School Census January 2019.

Total number of schools by sector
  Community Foundation Voluntary aided Voluntary controlled Academies Total
Infant 3 0 1 0 0 4
Junior 1 0 2 0 0 3
Primary 30 2 12 7 24 75
Primary special 2 0 0 0 0 2
Secondary 1 0 0 0 10 11
Secondary special 1 0 0 0 0 1
All through 0 1 0 0 1 2
Total 38 3 15 7 35 98

Data source: School Census January 2019.

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

See also