10 education statistics from 2018 that will make your eyes water

We've looked back over another whirlwind year of education news and analysis to find you the most concerning statistics of 2018

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2018's shocking education statistics

15 per cent

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils in the UK who feel satisfied with life, socially, integrated at school and free from exam anxiety, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) revealed. 

24 per cent

The percentage of teachers under 30 planning to stay in the profession long term, according to a NASWUT poll.


The amount of money exam board OCR spent on resolving problems, after its GCSE computing textbooks revealed the answers to questions in controlled assessments, Ofqual revealed.

20 per cent

Analysis by the Education Policy Institute found that by 2026, there will be 20 per cent more secondary pupils than in 2016.


45 local authorities (out of 353) plan to cut support for deaf children’s education this year, the National Deaf Children’s society has reported.


The number of looked-after children in England who are in schools rated "requires improvement" or "inadequate" by Ofsted, despite statutory guidance which says priority should be given to finding them places at "good" or "outstanding" schools, according to the children’s commissioner. 


Approximately 1,000 SEND pupils had to wait longer than a year for their EHCP plan in 2016, a Tes investigation revealed


The number of single-academy trusts that have staff earning more than £150,000 and are said to be at risk of financial difficulty, the DfE announced. 

33 per cent

One-third of state secondary schools reported that Brexit has had a negative effect on pupil motivation or parental attitudes towards learning languages, according to the British Council.  


232 fewer mainstream schools offer additional provision for children with SEND between 2017 and 2018, the DfE revealed. 

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