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This section of the site provides secure access to confidential pupil data and to pupil premium and summer school tools.

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DfE Key to Success (KtS) replacement project

Would you like to take part in the next stage of the DfE KtS trial which begins later this month?

If you participated in the initial KtS research last year we would like to thank you for your time and valuable input. Some of the important findings from the first stage of the research told us that:

  • KtS is considered "vital", "essential" and "unthinkable not to exist."
  • Accessing the system can be frustrating for occasional users
  • Any new KtS system needs to:
    • Be secure and easy to access
    • Have easily downloadable files
    • Have reliable and trustworthy data
    • Include an improved search facility
    • Provide guidance on how to use the service and data

And now we need your help again!

We are now at the next stage where we are asking users, like you, to help us develop the KtS system. We need to make sure it meets your needs more fully. We would really appreciate your help in shaping the future of KtS.

If you would be happy to be contacted for further research, please let us know by replying to the KTS mailbox.

If you wish to take part, you may be contacted by our DfE User Researcher, Will Clarke and / or me. All research will be conducted confidentially. By taking part in this research you can keep up to date with how this important system is taking shape.

Thank you and regards,

Chris Wood

UR/UX and Communications Officer


LA boundary changes in the South-West and the impact on their DfE LA Estab Codes

On the 1st April 2019, the local authorities of Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset will be merged into two new authorities: Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole. This means that LA ESTAB codes for institutions in these areas will change.

LA ESTAB codes are used as a unique identifier for schools. A single LA ESTAB code consists of a 3-digit LA code and a 4-digit ESTAB code. Given the changing LA boundaries new LA ESTAB codes are being generated for impacted schools by the 'Get Information About Schools' team.

The new LA codes will be:

  • 838: Dorset
  • 839: Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

Please note these are provisional until 1st April 2019. Establishment numbers will be available on GIAS in April.

Local data officers - It is important that local authority data teams are made aware of these changes in case their systems rely on this information e.g. they may benchmark against these areas as statistical neighbours.

For any question please send an email to LA Boundary.


Planned Maintenance of Key to Success

No maintenance is planned.

School Service Updates

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October 10, 2019: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2018 KS2 final data.

October 7, 2019: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2019 Key Stage 1 and Phonics provisional data.

September 17, 2019: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2019 KS2 provisional data.

July 12, 2019: Pupil Premium data is now available for download on the 2019-20 Pupil Premium page. The formatting issue with the LastFSM field has now been resolved.

April 25, 2019: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2018 KS4 final data.

February 1, 2019: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2018 KS4 amended data.

December 20, 2018: Final Pupil Premium data is now available for download on the 2018-19 Pupil Premium page.

December 17, 2018: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2018 KS2 amended data.

December 10, 2018: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2018 EYFSP final data.

November 21, 2018: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2018 KS1 and 2018 Phonics final data.

November 15, 2018: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2018 KS4 provisional data.

October 8, 2018: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2018 Key Stage 1 and Phonics data.

September 21, 2018: KS2 data has been reloaded and full results are now available.

September 18, 2018: We are aware of an issue with missing results in KS2 data and are currently working to resolve this. We will issue another message when the full results are available.

September 13, 2018: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2018 KS2 provisional data.

August 31, 2018: From today schools with sixth forms will have access to new functionality. This will allow schools to see if any new students entering their sixth form have been in receipt of pupil premium funding in key stage 4 or if they received SEN support in year 11. This is to enable institutions to check which of their new intake of students might require additional support, may be eligible for bursary funding and which students will be reported on in the 16-18 performance tables disadvantage measures.

August 03, 2018: Looked After Premium data is now available for download on the 2018-19 Pupil Premium page.

July 20, 2018: Pupil Premium data is now available for download on the 2018-19 Pupil Premium page.

April 26, 2018: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2017 KS4 Final data.

April 05, 2018: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2017 KS4 provisional data.

March 06, 2018: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2017 KS2 Final data.

January 08, 2018: Final Pupil Premium data is now available for download on the 2017-18 Pupil Premium page.

December 14, 2017: The pupil searchable data has been updated with a revised 2017 KS2 file.

December 07, 2017: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2017 EYFSP, 2017 KS1 and 2017 Phonics final data.

November 20, 2017: 2017 KS4 provisional pupil searchable data has been updated.

November 06, 2017: The pupil searchable data has been updated with 2017 KS4 provisional data.

October 19, 2017: Revised Pupil Premium data is now available for download on the 2017-18 Pupil Premium page.

October 12, 2017: The pupil searchable data now includes the 2017 Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Phonics results.

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