National Statistics

National Statistics are Official Statistics that have been assessed by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA). The UKSA has decided that they can carry the kite mark of “National Statistics”

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The National Statistics are published as Statistical First Releases (SFRs).

There is one statistical series for Student Support awards (loan rates, loan take up, grants awarded, etc) on an academic year basis. The latest publication is for academic year 2013/14. The publications for Wales and Northern Ireland were assessed in July 2013 and will be designated if SLC addresses the 11 requirements identified. In the meantime they appear in the Official Statistics section. For previous publications see the archive.

The scope of the publication has been extended to include part time Higher Education student support following the introduction of loans to cover fees for part time Higher Education students in England in academic year 2012/13. Details of the extension are given in this Pre-Announcement document. Due to feedback received within the user consultation that was held between November-January 2013 we have also introduced a Public/Alternative Provider breakdown. Now that the Provider Type summary has been published we will compile a breakdown for payments of Maintenance Loans, Tuition Fee Loans and Total Grants by individual Provider (subject to appropriate minimum student number criteria) and publish that breakdown in supplementary tables. On 28 January 2014 we provided supplementary tables giving a breakdown of payments by individual HE Provider.

The next release of the Student Support Awards SFR for England is planned for November 2014.

A history of UK maintenance loan take up rates prior to 2006/07 has been compiled from the SLC publications that started in 2004 and from earlier Government department publications.

There is one statistical series for Student Loans debt and repayment on a financial year basis. The latest publications are for financial year 2012-13. The publications for Wales and Northern Ireland have not undergone an assessment so they appear in the Official Statistics section. For previous publications see the archive.

 

 

The next release of the Student Loans debt and repayment SFR for England and Scotland is planned for June 2014.