Statistics on schools, teachers and pupils including data for local authorities and Wales as at January 2019.

Main points

  • Overall, there were 27 fewer local authority maintained schools than at January 2018. This is mainly due to school mergers.
  • There were 1,286 more pupils (468,398) in local authority maintained schools than at January 2018.
  • The percentage of pupils aged 5 to 15 known to be eligible for free school meals has increased from 17.4% in January 2018 to 18.3% in January 2019.
  • There were 23,593 full-time equivalent qualified teachers in local authority maintained schools, 277 fewer than at January 2018.
  • There were 103,976 pupils with special educational needs in maintained schools (22.2% of all pupils), down from 105,625 (22.6%) in January 2018.¬†
  • 7.2% of pupils (7,581) were in infant classes of over 30 pupils;¬†down from 8.1% (8,695) in January 2018.

Reports

School census results, 2019
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Data

Datasets and interactive tools

School census results, 2019: tables
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Contact

Stephen Hughes

Tel: 0300 025 5060

Media

Tel: 0300 025 8099