School Data


Understanding data – a guide for school governors and academy trustees (2018)


Analyse School Performance (ASP)

ASP-guidance_final 2018


Fischer Family Trust (FFT)

The FFT Governor Dashboard helps school governors hold their school to account, support and challenge the leadership team and make more informed strategic decisions. It provides governors with information about:

Summary school performance: analysis of the main school performance indicators including attainment (pupil results), achievement (pupil progress) and a summary of strengths and weaknesses;
Subjects: an analysis of pupil progress in core subjects (primary) and GCSE subjects (secondary);
Pupil groups: a simple chart showing the progress made by different pupil groups over 3 years including pupil premium pupils;
School context: a breakdown of school cohort by pupil groups (school and national);
Attendance: an analysis of absence (by pupil groups) and attendance (by year group).

Link to Video Overview of FFT Aspire

FFT Governor Dashboard Video

You can see what the FFT Governor Dashboard looks like in the examples below. Governors will need to ask their school to download the dashboard with their school’s data from FFT Aspire.

All schools subscribing to FFT (most schools in England) will be able to download the FFT Governor Dashboard from FFTAspire ( and share it easily with governors.


Primary Resources

Blending Framework_Primary,June 2018

Getting the most out of ASP IDSR and FFT Aspire – Primary,June 2018

NGA Knowing-your-school-FFT-guidance_final3 – Guidance

FFT_Aspire_Summary_Dashboard_Help_Guide_KS1_Schools (1)

FFT_Aspire_Summary_Dashboard_Help_Guide_KS2_Schools (1)


Secondary Resources

Knowing_your_school_5a_NGA_FFT_Secondary_FINAL – Guidance



FFT_Aspire_Summary_Dashboard_Help_Guide_KS4_Schools (1)

Getting the most out of ASP IDSR and FFT Aspire – Secondary,June 2018


Department for Education (DFE) School Information and Performance Data

There is an online tool which gives you the latest information about each school, and allows you to compare schools locally and nationally.

Guidance about the School Performance Tables can be found here



Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents.

They aim to raise the attainment of children facing disadvantage by identifying and funding promising educational innovations that address the needs of disadvantaged children in primary and secondary schools in England.  They share and promote the use of evidence in schools by providing independent and accessible information through the Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit, and the Early Years Toolkit  summarising educational research from the UK and around the world. Both Toolkits provide guidance for teachers and school leaders on how best to use their resources to improve the attainment of all pupils.

A range of publications are an invaluable resource for school leaders and policy makers to inform decision making in schools.

Find school data here: