Published 23rd April 2018
Number of Schools in Bexley
- 90% of Bexley’s schools were judged good or outstanding by Ofsted as at 31 August 2017, compared to 89% nationally.
- At primary age, for the Early Years Foundation Stage in 2017, 77% of Bexley pupils achieved a Good Level of Development compared to 71% nationally. At Key Stage One, the percentage of pupils in Bexley schools achieving at least the expected standard was 81% in English Reading (76% nationally), 75% in English Writing (68% nationally) and 82% in Mathematics (75% nationally). At Key Stage Two, the percentage of pupils in Bexley schools achieving at least the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths combined was 65%, compared to 61% nationally.
- At secondary age, in October 2017 Bexley had 4,213 pupils in selective schools (21.4%), 15,178 pupils in non-selective schools (77.2%) and 270 in special schools (1.4%). In 2017, 49.9% of pupils in Bexley schools achieved a strong 9-5 pass in both English and Maths GCSEs compared to 39.6% nationally, and 67.6% achieved a standard 9-4 pass compared to 59.1% nationally. In Bexley schools the Progress 8 score was -0.05. The Progress 8 measure looks at the best eight qualifications achieved by each child across three areas: Maths and English, the English Baccalaureate subjects and all other eligible qualifications and calculates the progress made from Key Stage Two starting points.
- The Department for Education (DfE) publishes a wide range of school and post-16 statistical information, accessible through the uk website
Of those who completed Key Stage 4 study (GCSE’s or NVQ level 2 equivalent – typically aged 16) in the 2014/15 academic year, 96% progressed into sustained education or employment / training, 2 percentage points higher than seen across the London region. Bexley has a notable strength in apprenticeships, with 6% of those progressing into these destinations doing so in an apprenticeship opportunity. This is 3 percentage points higher than the London region and places Bexley second only to Havering (at 8%).
- School sixth form remains the most popular destination after GCSE’s, with 56% of those progressing doing so at an educational institution of this nature
- 29% progressed to a further education college or other FE provider, 4 percentage points higher than the overall London picture and a likely reflection of higher levels of progression into apprenticeships
- Sixth form colleges are the least popular choice for Bexley’s learners after GCSE’s, with 6% progressing into this type of education
Of those who completed Key Stage 5 study (A levels or NVQ level 3 equivalent – typically aged 18) in the 2014/15 academic year 92% progressed into sustained education or employment, of which 6% were apprenticeships. These figures are higher than seen across the London region by 8 percentage points and 4 percentage points respectively. The majority of learners progress to higher education institutions, 62% in Bexley compared to 61% in London. However, of those progressing to this destination, 19% of Bexley’s learners do so to a Russell Group HEI compared to 14% across London. These destinations are a reflection of the majority of Bexley learners progressing to school sixth forms following GCSE’s which typically result in the learner following an academic higher education pathway.
The Department for Education (DfE) publishes a wide range of school and post-16 statistical information, accessible through the Gov.uk website.
Bexley also publishes its own Decisions Post 16 information available here.
Bexley has a range of schools and academies and people living within the Borough have a range of qualifications; academic and professional. The map below shows the proportion of people with level 4 qualification or above (i.e. University degree or above). More statistics on people’s skills and educational qualifications can be found within Bexley Facts and Figures.
The darker the colour the more people with that skill/qualification