Off-rolling analysis reveals steep rise in pupil moves

The number of schools suspected of off-rolling has risen by 13 per cent in a year, according to latest analysis by Ofsted. The inspectorate found that there were “exceptional pupil movements” at 340 settings, compared with previous analysis which identified 300 schools where off-rolling was suspected of happening. Looking at the school census, the latest research compared pupil movements between year 10 and 11 in the 12 months to January 2018. On average, 13 pupils left each of these schools “at a critical stage in their education”, Ofsted’s chief statistician Jason Bradbury writes in his blog published this month. Of the 20,000 pupils who left all schools between year 10 and 11, 22 per cent were in one of the identified schools. Read more.

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