Higher education entry rates are estimates. They are calculated by linking UCAS admissions data with pupil data contained in the:
The method used to link the school and UCAS data requires a full match across a range of identifying details to UCAS applicants who live in England. The published entry rates are lower than the real value because ambiguous matches are not used.
The Department for Education does not have access to the underlying data used to calculate the entry rates.
Percentages have been rounded to 1 decimal place.