Introduction to the Demographics report
The demographics report provides an essential summary of your school's community. It gives a whole school overview and helps add context to other data, which helps explain why standards may be higher in one cohort than another.
To access the report, click on Cohorts > Demographics
This will display the demographics reports for the current academic year.
The top half of the report is devoted to a whole school summary which includes:
- Number on roll
- Ratio of boys to girls
- % EAL
- % of pupils that joined the school in reception or lower (or Year 3 if a junior school)
- In other words, the % is the total number of pupils in Reception (or Year 3) or higher who joined in Reception or lower (or Year 3).
- % SEND (with further breakdown to SEN Support and EHCP)
- % Ever 6 FSM (i.e. pupils eligible for FSM in the last 6 years)
- % absence (i.e. % sessions missed: overall, authorised, unauthorised)
- % persistent absence (i.e. % of pupils that have missed 10% or more sessions)
- This is calculated using the calculation (Authorised Absence + Unauthorised Absence) / Possible Sessions >= 10%.
Where appropriate, national figures are provided for comparison. More details on the national data used in Insight are on this page.
The bottom half of the Demographics report shows a breakdown of the key characteristics of each year group.
This section quickly reveals year groups with notable challenges and is particularly useful when cross referenced against attainment and progress data as it can help explain disparities in standards across the school.
The Demographics report is especially useful for audiences such as governors and is the perfect complement to other reports such as Statutory Assessment and Headlines.
All assessment data should be viewed in context and that's why we created the Demographics report. We hope you like it.