Ofsted recently launched a web page called Data Dashboard, which shows a limited amount of performance data in a simple layout. There are very many different indicators of school performance and this tool shows just a very small number of particular measures. The Chief Inspector hopes to encourage parents to look at the dashboard to gather information about how well schools are doing in comparison with each other.
Unfortunately the dashboard, when first launched, had a serious flaw in the software that led to some very misleading information being displayed. I, and some others, contacted Ofsted right away to query the information, and today they have amended it. So, if anyone answered the call to look at the data dashboard when it was first launched, I would urge them to look again now because the information shown looks quite different, especially in the area of the quintiles for comparison with similar schools. I would also, incidentally, urge anyone interested in comparing schools' relative performances to consider a much wider range of information and other factors.
Note that the similar schools comparison pitches the school in question against just 59 others whose students have similar key stage two scores on entry to year 7.
You can view the dashboard by clicking here.