Table 2

Educational attainment, persistent absence and special educational needs by child social care status

Social care status during KS4Social care status any time
No CLA/CIN record
n=9432
CIN (no CLA) record
n=64
CLA record
n=49
No CLA/CIN record
n=9321
CIN (no CLA) record
n=148
CLA record
n=76
Educational attainment% or mean (95% CI)% or mean (95% CI)
 5+A*-C GCSEs including English and Maths53.0 (52.0 to 54.0)10.9 (3.1 to 18.8)12.2 (2.7 to 21.8)53.3 (52.3 to 54.4)19.6 (13.1 to 26.1)10.5 (3.5 to 17.6)
 Capped percentage point score68.9 (68.5 to 69.3)37.4 (31.3 to 43.5)34.9 (27.4 to 42.3)69.1 (68.7 to 69.5)47.7 (43.8 to 51.7)33.9 (28.2 to 39.6)
Special educational needs (SEN)*
 School action8.5 (7.9 to 9.1)12.5 (4.2 to 20.8)n<58.4 (7.8 to 9.0)16.2 (10.2 to 22.2)9.2 (2.6 to 15.9)
 School action plus3.1 (2.8 to 3.5)15.6 (6.5 to 24.8)24.5 (12.0 to 37.0)3.1 (2.7 to 3.4)8.1 (3.7 to 12.6)21.1 (11.7 to 30.4)
 Statement of special educational needs2.4 (2.1 to 2.7)46.9 (34.3 to 59.4)24.5 (12.0 to 37.0)2.3 (2.0 to 2.6)22.3 (15.5 to 29.1)35.5 (24.5 to 46.5)
Persistent absence6.8 (6.3 to 7.3)32.8 (21.0 to 44.6)18.4 (7.1 to 29.6)6.7 (6.2 to 7.2)19.6 (13.1 to 26.1)21.1 (11.7 to 30.4)
  • *For definitions of these SEN categories, please see online supplementary text.

  • CIN, Children In Need; CLA, Children Looked-After; GCSE, General Certificate of Education; KS4, Key Stage 4.