These statistics cover the achievements of those in education at Key Stage 2, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and by the age of 19.

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Key Stage 2
Key Stage 4 / GCSEs
A Levels
By Age 19
Schools’ Performance

Key Stage 2

EES 55: Percentage of Key Stage 2 Pupils Achieving Reading, Writing & Maths at expected standard

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This is the first year of assessment for the new national curriculum since it was introduced in 2014. The results are no longer reported as levels but as scaled scores. 54% of Wiltshire students achieved the expected level in reading, writing and maths which matches the average nationally, and Wiltshire has performed better than its statistical neighbours (51.5%). Wiltshire is ranked 69 nationally, out of the 152 counties. This data was sourced from LAIT April 2017.

EES 56: Percentage of Key Stage Two Pupils from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Achieving Reading, Writing and Maths at the expected standard

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This is the first year of assessment for the new national curriculum since it was introduced in 2014. The results are no longer reported as levels but as scaled scores. 33% of Wiltshire students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved the expected level in reading, writing and maths which is significantly lower than the national average (39%), but Wiltshire has performed better than its statistical neighbours (31.6%). Wiltshire is ranked 122 nationally, out of the 152 counties. This data was sourced from LAIT April 2017.

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Key Stage 4 / GCSEs

EES 57: Percentage of Key Stage Four Pupils Achieving Five GCSEs at Grades A*-C Including English and Maths

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Wiltshire continued to perform at a high level with 60.9% of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths; this is a higher proportion than achieved by Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (60.05%). It also achieved a significantly higher proportion compared to the national average (53.5%). Currently the county of Wiltshire is ranked 39 nationally out of 152 counties and is in the top quartile. This data is sourced from the LAIT April 2017.

EES 17: Percentage of Pupils at the End of Key Stage 4 Achieving at GCSE and Equivalents, 5+ A* – C Including English and Maths

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Wiltshire had a good improvement on the previous year for those achieving 5 or more A*-C GCSEs or equivalent qualification including English and maths. Wiltshire was significantly higher than the national average for all schools (59.3%) and higher than nationally state funded schools (63%), and was also slightly better than the county’s statistical neighbours (65.9%). This data was sourced from the DfE School Performance Tables KS4 2016 results.

EES 58: Percentage Achievement of Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals Achieving GCSEs Grade A* – C Including English and Maths

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In 2016, Wiltshire had a higher percentage of pupils who were eligible for free school meals achieving GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths (37%) than its statistical neighbours (35.48%) but it is a lower rate than the national average (39.2). Currently Wiltshire is ranked 74 nationally out of 152 counties. Historically Wiltshire has had a small proportion of children eligible for free school meals, compared to nationally, which may have contributed to the increases and decrease over the years. This data is sourced from the LAIT April 2017, results last updated January 2017.

EES 20: Percentage of Key Stage Four Pupils from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Achieving Five GCSEs at Grades A*-C including English and Maths

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In 2016, Wiltshire had a lower percentage of pupils who were from a disadvantaged background achieving GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths (37.7%) than its statistical neighbours (40.66%) and a significantly lower rate than the national average (43.2). Currently Wiltshire is ranked 123 nationally out of 152 counties. Disadvantaged pupils include pupils known to be eligible for Free School Meals in any spring, autumn, summer, alternative provision or pupil referral unit census from year 6 to 11 or are looked after children for at least 1 day or are adopted from care. This data is sourced from the LAIT April 2017, results last updated January 2017.

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A Levels

EES 59: Average A-Level Point Score Per Entry

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In 2016, Wiltshire students average A level point score was 32.26 representing an average grade of C+ per A level entry. This was a slightly higher average than the national rate for all schools (31.79) and state-funded schools nationally (30.44).  Wiltshire compares well to its statistical neighbours (30.78) and is ranked in the top quartile nationally at 20 out of 152 Counties. This data is sourced from the LAIT April 2017 showing  January 2017 data and School Performance Tables.

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By Age 19

EES 18: Percentage of People with a Level 2 with English and Maths who Achieved at 19 who didn’t Achieve at 16

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The gap between Wiltshire (25.6%) and its statistical neighbours (27.08%) has increased compared to the previous year, but the attainment was an increase on the year before and for the 5th year running and above the national average (24.1%). Wiltshire is ranked 61 out of 152 counties for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2017 showing March 2017’s data for people aged 19 in 2016.

EES 60: Percentage of Residents Achieving a Level 2 Qualification by the Age of 19

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Of the 5,290 individuals 85.6% achieved a Level 2 qualification by the age of 19. Wiltshire is marginally better than the national average (85.3%) and matches its statistical neighbours (85.6%). Wiltshire is ranked 73 out of 152 counties for this performance indicator. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2017 showing March 2017’s data for people aged 19 in 2016.

EES 61: Percentage of Residents Achieving a Level 3 Qualification by the Age of 19

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Of the 5,290 individuals 59.7% achieved a Level 3 qualification by the age of 19.This was above the national average (57.1%), as well as better than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (57.79%). Wiltshire is ranked 50. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2017 showing March 2017’s data for people aged 19 in 2016.

EES 62: Percentage of Residents Achieving a Level 2 Qualification with English and Maths by the Age of 19

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Of the 5,290 individuals 69.2% achieved a Level 2 qualification with English and maths by the age of 19. Wiltshire was slightly lower than its statistical neighbours (70.23%), but better than the national average (68.6%). Wiltshire is ranked 62 out of 152 counties. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2017 showing March 2017’s data for people aged 19 in 2016.

EES 63: Inequality Gap in Level 2 Qualifications

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Over the last year, the gap has continued to grow between Wiltshire and the national rate (17.5%). Wiltshire has seen a continued rise for the 4th year in a row. Wiltshire’s gap has increased by 1.49% compared to its statistical neighbours (23.84) who have had a slight increase of 1.71%. Wiltshire is ranked 145 and is in the bottom quartile. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2017 showing March 2017’s data for people aged 19 in 2016.

EES 64: Inequality Gap in Level 2 Qualification Including English and Maths

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Wiltshire has had a significant increasein the attainment gap compared to the previous year by 6.3%. Wiltshire has seen a continued rise for the 4th year in a row. Wiltshire has a significantly higher rate than the national average (26.9%) and its statistical neighbours (32.78%). As a county Wiltshire is ranked 148 out of 152 counties nationally for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2017 showing March 2017’s data for people aged 19 in 2016.

EES 65: Attainment of a Level 2 Qualification by the Age of 19 Free School Meal Pupils

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Of the 335 individuals eligible for free school meals 59.5% achieved a Level 2 qualification by the age of 19.  This was a significant drop compared to the previous year and a continued drop for the 4th year in a row. The county is significantly below the national average (70.4%) and its statistical neighbours (63.84%). Wiltshire is ranked 140 and is in the bottom quartile nationally. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2017 showing March 2017’s data for people aged 19 in 2016.

EES 66: Attainment of Level 3 Qualification Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals

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Of the 335 individuals eligible for free school meals 23.2% achieved a Level 3 qualification by the age of 19.  This was a significant drop compared to the previous year and a continued drop for the 4th year in a row. The county is significantly below the national average (36.2%) and its statistical neighbours (28.35%). Wiltshire is ranked 145 and is in the bottom quartile nationally. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2017 showing March 2017’s data for people aged 19 in 2016.

EES 67: Attainment of Level 3 Qualification Pupils Not Eligible for Free School Meals

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Of the 4950 individuals not eligible for free school meals 62.2% achieved a Level 3 qualification by the age of 19.  This was a slight increase compared to the previous year and a continued increase for the 8th year in a row. Wiltshire has a higher attainment level than its statistical neighbours (60.61%), and the national average (60.7%). Wiltshire is ranked 58 nationally. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2017 showing March 2017’s data for people aged 19 in 2016.

EES 68: Inequality Gap in the Achievement of a Level 3 Qualification

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Wiltshire has seen a continued rise for the 4th year in a row for the gap in achievement of level 3 qualifications by 19 years of age. Wiltshire has had a significant increase in the attainment gap compared to the previous year, and is significantly above the average for its statistical neighbours (32.25%), and who are also significantly above the national average (24.5%). Wiltshire is ranked 149 nationally and is in the bottom quartile for this performance indicator. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2017 showing March 2017’s data for people aged 19 in 2016.

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Schools’ Performance

EES 69: Number of Wiltshire Secondary Schools with Good or Outstanding Provision

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Wiltshire has 27/29 of its Secondary Schools and 5/6 of its Special Schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted. This compares well to Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (86%). Currently Wiltshire has no Secondary School rated as inadequate. This Ofsted data is taken from DFE school performance tables, as of July 2017.

EES 70: Number of Wiltshire Secondary Schools with 6th Forms or Colleges with Good or Outstanding Provision

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Wiltshire has 20/22 of its Sixth Forms Schools/Colleges and 3/3 of its Special Schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted. This compares well to Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (88%). Currently Wiltshire has no Sixth Form or College rated as inadequate. This Ofsted data is taken from DFE school performance tables, as of July 2017.

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