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School performance tables and statistics

Here you can find a statistical summary of Calderdale schools taken from the annual School Census.

National performance tables

The Department for Education (DfE) Performance tables let you compare results achieved in Calderdale's schools and colleges. You can also compare Calderdale's overall results with England averages.

The tables also shows:

  • Percentage of children with Special Educational Needs.
  • Levels of absence.
  • School workforce and finance information.

You can select schools/colleges by type, postcode, town or region to compare performance: Find and compare schools in England.

School statistics

There are 100 state funded schools in Calderdale with 36,456 pupils on roll as at the January 2023 school census. The schools break-down is:

  • 84 primary.
  • 12 secondary.
  • 2 all-through schools.
  • 1 sixth form college.
  • 1 pupil referral unit.

Within the total number of pupils, analysis allows these groupings to be displayed:

  • Pupils on roll.
  • Pupils eligible for free school meals.
  • Special educational needs.
  • Ethnicity.

Summary of academies and local authority maintained schools 2023

  Secondary Primary Calderdale total
School roll
Number of pupils on roll (NOR) 16,874 19,582 36,456
Pupils below compulsory school age Nil 2,793 2,793
Compulsory school age pupils 14,745 16,789 31,534
Pupils above compulsory school age 2,129 Nil 2,129
Free school meals (FSM)
% Pupils eligible for free school meals 24.2% 25.9% 25.1%
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
% Pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) 3.9% 4.0% 4.0%
% Pupils with SEN support 11.0% 13.2% 12.2%
Ethnic breakdown
% White 72.9% 75.1% 74.1%
% Total minority ethnic 26.4% 24.0% 25.1%
% Refused/not obtained 0.6% 0.9% 0.8%
English as an additional language
% Pupils for whom English is an additional language 13.9% 16.1% 15.1%

Note: 'Compulsory school age' - pupils in Years 1 (age 5) to 11 (age 16). Also, Reception year pupils born between 1st September and 31st December.

Total number of schools by sector

Sector Community Foundation Voluntary aided Voluntary controlled Academies Total
Infant 3 0 1 0 0 4
Junior 1 0 2 0 0 3
Primary 28 2 9 6 30 75
Primary special 2 0 0 0 0 2
Secondary 1 0 0 0 10 11
Secondary special 1 0 0 0 0 1
All through 0 1 0 0 1 2
Sixth form 0 0 0 0 1 1
Pupil referral unit 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 36 3 12 6 43 100

(Data source: School Census January 2023.)

You can find more school data on our Open data platform: Calderdale Data Works.

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