Families of Schools Data

The Families of Schools database is a tool to help schools understand how the performance of their pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils, compares to other schools with similar characteristics. It groups schools into families of 50 according to a number of factors including the prior attainment of pupils, the percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals and the number of children with English as an additional language.

The Families tool is a way of facilitating collaboration between schools to ensure that schools facing similar challenges can learn from each other.