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Rural primary schools designation

List of designated rural primary schools in England.

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List of designated rural primary schools 2017

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List of designated rural primary schools 2017

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This is the latest list of local authority-maintained primary schools in England the Secretary of State has designated as rural under the Designation of Rural Primary Schools (England) Order 2017.

The list reflects schools in England on and from 7 December 2017.

Local authorities or governing bodies proposing to close a school should use this list to confirm whether or not it is rural.

The Department for Education uses the Office for National Statistics’ rural and urban area classification to identify rural schools as being located in:

  • towns and fringe areas
  • villages or hamlets
  • isolated dwellings

The Designation of Rural Primary Schools (England) Order 2017 will come into force on 27 December 2017.

Published 30 September 2014
Last updated 19 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated with 2017 data.
  2. Amended the date when the Designation of Rural Primary Schools (England) 2016 Order will come into force.
  3. Replaced the 2015 list with the 2016 list.
  4. Replaced the 2014 list with the 2015 list.
  5. First published.