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Children, Young people, Education and Skills

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Information on the achievement and attainment of pupils in the primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in Wiltshire can be found below. Further performance tables can be found at the Department of Education.

Ofsted hold national inspection reports for all educational locations including those in Wiltshire, click here to visit Ofsted's website. A number of facts and figures relating to education in Wiltshire are present on the Wiltshire Council website and can be found by clicking here

A summary of school and nursery attainment for Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4, along with information on the attainment of vulnerable groups, children and young people's views of school and attendance and exclusion rates for Wiltshire County can be found in the Children and Young People in Wiltshire Needs Assessment.

A number of regional and sub-regional datasets and reports relating to educational achievement can be accessed through the Skills and Learning Intelligence Module of the South West Observatory, including data relating to the Local Area Agreements National Indicators.

The Wiltshire Ethnic Minority Achievement Service is a team within the Schools Branch that aims to improve the capacity of schools to raise the attainment and achievement of pupils from minority ethnic groups. Information on the number of pupils and schools supported by this service and the languages spoken by children in Wiltshire schools can be accessed by clicking here.

The education and skill levels of the of the workforce in Wiltshire are examined as part of the Wiltshire Strategic Economic Assessment and Sub-Regional Employment and Skills Analysis for Wiltshire,  which can be accessed from the Economy section of this site.

The Child Poverty Bill 2010 sets in law the governments commitment to eradicate child poverty by 2020. Under the bill, local authorities will be required to undertake a local child poverty needs assessment and produce a local child poverty strategy. A draft assessment can be downloaded below and the consultation draft of the Reducing Child Poverty Strategy 2011-2014 can be accessed here. 
The Local index of Child Well-being (CWI) 2009 compares perceived child well-being at lower super output area (LSOAs) geographies. The CWI is a combination of seven domains and was created to meet requests for data similar to the Indices of Deprivation for children and young people. The data used in the CWI 2009 report is mainly from 2004 to 2006 and so caution should be taken in using the information. A report comparing Wiltshire LSOAs is provided below. 
The Childcare Act 2006 placed a duty on local authorities to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the provision of sufficient childcare to meet the requirements of parents in their area in order to enable them to work or undertake education or training leading to work. Authorities were required to undertake an assessment of sufficiency in their areas, and the assessment for Wiltshire can be accessed here.

The Department for Work and Pensions commissioned a report into the poverty gap among children in the UK. The purpose of this paper is to use poverty gap analysis to explore the depth of poverty experienced by children of low-income families in the UK.

The Department for Education produce an annual report regarding School capacity in the UK. 

The government, through the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), has produced a set of data that aids the assessment of levels of deprivation across England. These data, known as the Indices of Deprivation, provide information at small geographic levels (LSOA level) and are an important tool for identifying the most disadvantaged areas. Within this there is an indices of Education, skills and training. For more information and a Wiltshire breakdown of the indices of deprivation please see the community section.

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