About Philip Nye

Philip Nye is a Researcher with Education Datalab, carrying out analysis and producing data visualisations. His particular research interests include academies and free schools, school finance, and Ofsted.

Who’s left: How much do leaver rates vary from school-to-school?

This is one of several blogposts in Datalab’s ‘Who’s left’ series of posts. The full series can be found here. In this post we’re coming back to explore in a little more detail two points made in our previous post: firstly, the enormous variation in leaver rates seen between different secondary schools; and secondly, the [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|School accountability|

Who’s left: Three questions for the Department for Education from our work

This is one of several blogposts in Datalab's 'Who's left' series of posts. The full series can be found here. This post was updated at 19:05 on 31 January 2017, to correct an explanation of the duty which local authorities have regarding pupils in their areas. 1. Are they satisfied that enough is being done [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|School accountability|

Who’s left: Will Progress 8 reduce incentives to lose low-attaining pupils?

This is one of several blogposts in Datalab's 'Who's left' series of posts. The full series can be found here. Progress 8 is the ‘value added’ measure by which secondary schools are now being judged – it came into play from the 2015/16 academic year. Such value added measures look at the progress which a [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|School accountability|

Who’s left: How do pupils count in league tables, and how does our reweighting approach work?

This is one of several blogposts in Datalab's 'Who's left' series of posts. The full series can be found here. Three school censuses are carried out each year – in October, January and May – recording which pupils are on-roll at which schools. When it comes to inclusion in a mainstream secondary school’s league table [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|School accountability|

Who’s left: The main findings

This is one of several blogposts in Datalab's 'Who's left' series of posts. The full series can be found here. Today we are publishing the findings of a major piece of work we have carried out looking at pupil moves and the impact on secondary school results. Our investigation into the issue and the children [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|School accountability|

Who’s left: An introduction to our work

This is one of several blogposts in Datalab's 'Who's left' series of posts. The full series can be found here. Pupils moves are a common, but under-scrutinised part of the education system. For the children who change school, it’s no small thing. A new school to get used to, a change of friends, new teachers, [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|School accountability|

Multi-academy trust league tables: What can we learn from the data?

This morning the government published multi-academy trust (MAT) league tables, building on an approach it trialled last year. At a headline level, two thirds of MATs had Progress 8 scores that were below average across the secondary schools which they run [PDF]. But what does the underlying data tell us? In this analysis we’re looking at [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Exams and assessment, School accountability, Structures|

KS2 performance tables 2016: What can we tell about the new floor standards?

Final Key Stage 2 data has been published this morning, with 665 primary schools identified as being below the floor standards, compared to 676 last year. In line with the move to scaled scores, the way floor standards are calculated changed this year. Schools were judged as being below the floor standard if they failed [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Exams and assessment, School accountability|

‘Schools that work for everyone’ consultation – Education Datalab response

Education Datalab has today submitted its response to the government’s Schools that work for everyone consultation. The green paper consulted on: the identification of those families who are ‘just about managing’; the contribution which independent schools can make to the state sector; conditions that should be met if existing selective schools are to be allowed [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Pupil demographics, Reports, Structures|