Data sources for CF’s interactive map and selective education guides

These are the sources for the data used to compile our interactive map of grammar schools and our selective education guides.

Information used for our grammar school map:

School name, gender, religious denomination, school roll, FSM pupil percentage:

Department for Education: Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2021

Percentage attending grammar schools in the authority:

Department for Education: Schools_Pupils_and_their_Characteristics 2019

Percentage of pupils previously attended fee-paying schools:

Freedom of Information request sent to the Department for Education in August 2021.

Percentage of pupils attending a grammar school but living outside the area:

Freedom of Information request sent to the Department for Education in August 2021.

How selective is the grammar school:

SATS score information from Department for Education 2018-2019 England_Ks4 Final

School admission authority:

Department for Education: Schools_Pupils_and_their_Characteristics 2019

Information used to create our selective education local authority guides:

Number of pupils and schools in each authority:

Department for Education: Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2021

Numbers of SEN pupils in grammar schools:

https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2016-10-18/49291 and https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN01398/SN01398.pdf

Number of 11-plus tutors in an area:

Search of Yell business directory in Spring 2021.

Number of pupils sitting and passing 11-plus:

Data from a CF FOI to all grammar schools in 2017/2018. A review in 2021 showed in authorities 11-plus test taker numbers were not significantly increased, as confirmed by a Guardian article (link).

Attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils in selective areas

Education Policy Institute Annual Report 2020

If you think you’ve spotted a mistake with the data for any school please get in touch and we will review and correct any errors.