Type of school or college
Academy Academies are state funded schools that are independent of local authorities. Academies are primarily all-ability schools and benefit from greater freedoms and flexibilities which help them to innovate and raise standards.
Community School Community schools are maintained by the local authority (LA). The LA is the admissions authority i.e. it has main responsibility for deciding arrangements for admitting pupils.
Community Special School Community Special Schools are maintained by the LA, which are organised to make special educational provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN).
Foundation School Foundation Schools are maintained by the LA. May have a foundation (generally religious) that appoints some - but not most - of the governing body. The governing body is the admissions authority.
Foundation Special School Foundation Special Schools are maintained by the LA, which are specifically organised to make special educational provision for pupils with SEN.
Free Schools Free Schools are all-ability state-funded schools set up in response to what local people say they want and need in order to improve education for children in their community.  They have the same legal requirements as academies and enjoy the same freedoms and flexibilities.
Further Education colleges Colleges in the Further Education sector are identified by their college type e.g. General Further Education College, Sixth Form College, Agriculture and Horticulture College etc
Independent Registered independent school, normally charge fees.
Independent Special School Independent school approved under the Education Act 1996 to take pupils who have statements of special educational needs.
MOD Funded College College funded by the Ministry of Defence
Non-Maintained Special School Non-maintained special schools are approved by the Secretary of State under the Education Act 1996. They are specially organised to make special educational provision for pupils with special educational needs.
Special Academy Special Academies are Academies organised in such a way as to provide specific educational provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN).
Voluntary Aided school Voluntary Aided schools are maintained by the LA, with a foundation (generally religious) that appoints most of the governing body. The governing body is the admissions authority.
Voluntary Controlled school Voluntary Controlled schools are maintained by the LA, with a foundation (generally religious) which appoints some - but not most - of the governing body. The LA is the admissions authority.
Admissions basis for schools
Comprehensive Admits all pupils, usually regardless of their ability or aptitude; includes schools operating pupil ability banding admission arrangements.
Modern A school which may have the ability profile of its intake affected by local grammar schools admitting a high proportion of higher ability pupils. Admits pupils regardless of their ability or aptitude, including those who have not been selected for a place at a selective school.
Selective Admits pupils wholly or mainly with reference to ability. These schools are formally designated as grammar schools.
Not Applicable Admits pupils regardless of ability or aptitude.
Admissions basis for colleges
Not collected/applicable Further Education colleges admit students regardless of ability or aptitude
Abbreviations
A/AS A level and Advanced Subsidiary qualifications
KS5 These tables report the results of 16-18 year old students at the end of advanced level study, otherwise referred to as end of ‘Key Stage 5’.
LA Local Authority
NA Figures are either not available for the year in question, or the data field is not applicable to this school or college
SUPP Information has been suppressed because the underlying numbers are too small
NE Not entered. The school or college has no students entered for the qualifications reported.
R School or college has not confirmed that it has checked results
Feeder Feeder school or college for a sixth form centre or consortium