Rural primary schools designation
List of 'designated rural primary schools' in England as of September 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.
Published: 30 September 2014
Updated: 3 October 2016
- Amended the date when the Designation of Rural Primary Schools (England) 2016 Order will come into force.
- Replaced the 2015 list with the 2016 list.
- Replaced the 2014 list with the 2015 list.
- First published.