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Rural primary schools designation

List of 'designated rural primary schools' in England as of September 2016.


List of designated rural primary schools 2016

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List of designated rural primary schools 2016


This is the latest list of primary schools in England that the Department for Education (DfE) has designated as rural.

If you are proposing to close a primary school, use this list to confirm whether or not it is a rural school.

DfE identifies rural schools, using the Office for National Statistics’ rural and urban area classification, as being located in:

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

The Designation of Rural Primary Schools (England) 2016 Order came into force on 10 October 2016.