21 Oct 2013

Top English State Schools by University Success - Part 2

Weelin Lim

Concentra - Top State Schools by University Success – Part 2Last year, I wrote a blog on the Top English State Schools by University Success.

This summer, the government again released a statistical dataset showing the destinations of key stage 4 and key stage 5 pupils: 2010 to 2011.

As before, this blog specifically shows the success rate of schools in England at sending their pupils to the top ranked academic universities, based on Key Stage 5 pupils in 2011.  These pupils would have entered higher education in 2012.

Trends are compared at Region and Local Authority level and individual school results can be seen in the lower table.

It can easily be seen that there are marked differences in success rates for school in different regions of the country; 56% of pupils in Greater London go on to a Higher Education Institute, compared to only 39% from the South West.  Local authorities also show large differences in success rates, but there are surprisingly large differences within Local Authorities themselves; in Barnsley, the highest performing parliamentary constituency manages a 75% success rate, compared to 34% for the lowest performing parliamentary constituency.

I hope some of you will find this information useful.

Weelin Lim

About the author

Head of Business Intelligence at Concentra. I am a Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse specialist with over 15 years’ experience in a variety of industries. I enjoy visualising freely available Government data and as a parent, I am particularly interested in Education data right now. My blog articles will (hopefully) be a mixture of business and technical experiences, as well as visualisations of interest to the wider public.