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Schools' census results

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  • Release date: 24 July 2014
  • Period covered: 2014
  • Next update: 23 July 2015
An annual report that presents data collected from the Pupil Level Annual School Census, with additional information on the schools and their teachers and support staff.

Key points

  • Overall, there were 23 fewer LA maintained schools than at January 2013.
  • The total number of pupils in LA maintained schools was 465,081, a rise of 213 pupils since January 2013.
  • The numbers of pupils aged 5 to 10 have increased to 200,580 in 2014 compared to 195,604 in 2013. The numbers of pupils aged under 5 have been increasing since 2006.
  • The percentage of pupils of compulsory school age in LA maintained schools known to be eligible for free school meals was 19.1 per cent in 2014 – down from 19.5 per cent in 2013.
  • There were 24,822.5 full-time equivalent qualified teachers in LA maintained schools, an increase of 51.9 over the year.
  • There were 23,546.8 full-time equivalent support staff in LA maintained schools, an increase of 807.7 staff in the last year and continuing the trend of recent years.
  • 6.9 per cent of pupils (7,301) were in infant classes of over 30 pupils, up from 6.6 per cent in January 2013.


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