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Where do you find stats on primary schools? Which might actually matter?

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MonsterMaths Sun 16-Oct-16 09:30:31

I am trying to compare primaries and have looked at their Ofsteds and the Sats results on their websites. The results seem to vary a lot locally and I wanted to look at the other possibly relevant factors for context, such as numbers for free school meals and pupil premium (I'm assuming these are different measures?) pupils who have EAL, how much pupil movement there might be leaving and joining the school, class sizes etc.
Are these the factors you would advise looking into?
Where can I find these stats- are they publicly available for each school?
Thank you and sorry if these are silly questions, I am feeling a bit at sea.

mrz Sun 16-Oct-16 09:34:49

They are normally included in the sources you mentioned

milkjetmum Sun 16-Oct-16 09:35:33

Other things you might want to think about are class sizes, classes per year group, distance from home, any breakfast or after school clubs, facilities they have eg swimming pool, playground. Most of these you will probably get from a visit rather than online stats.

GU24Mum Sun 16-Oct-16 10:08:17

Have a look at the "compare school performance" part of the website. It gives lots of data about school including the context of the school. You can also compare a few schools if you want to.

MonsterMaths Sun 16-Oct-16 21:01:55

Thank you everyone for your v helpful replies- much appreciated!

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