Statistics

School capacity: academic year 2011 to 2012

This release gives information collected from local authorities as part of the school capacity collection for the academic year 2011 to 2012.

Documents

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Detail

Reference Id: SFR01/2013

Publication type: Statistical First Release

Publication data: Local authority data

Local authority data: LA data

Region: England

Release date: 01 March 2013

Coverage status: Final

Publication status: Published

This statistical first release (SFR) includes information on the number of school places and the number of pupils in maintained primary and secondary schools at local authority level. Information on the number of places in academies is also included in this release.

Information on pupil forecasts provided by LAs are included in this release that cover all pupils in state-funded primary and secondary schools. The pupil forecasts within the school capacity collection release are as reported by LAs for the purpose of assessing the local level need for future primary and secondary places.

National level projections are updated and published by the Department at least once a year. The latest is available at the Department’s website and is due to be updated in March 2013. Any aggregated totals from the locally-focused forecasts are likely to differ from the main national projections due to differences with input data and projection methods.

Key points

State-funded primary schools

Of the 16,812 state-funded primary schools:

  • 3,424 schools (20.3 per cent) were full or had pupils in excess of school capacity (20.4 per cent in 2011). There were 31,490 pupils (0.7 per cent) in excess of school capacity (0.9 per cent in 2011).
  • 13,388 schools (79.6 per cent) had 1 or more unfilled places (79.6 per cent in 2011). There were 432,650 (10.0 per cent) unfilled places (10.4 per cent in 2011).

State-funded secondary schools

Of the 3,260 state-funded secondary schools:

  • 694 schools (21.2 per cent) were full or had pupils in excess of school capacity (25.4 per cent in 2011). There were 30,770 (0.9 per cent) pupils in excess of school capacity (1.1 per cent in 2011).
  • 2,566 schools (78.7 per cent) had 1 or more unfilled places (74.6 per cent in 2011). There were 406,020 (11.3 per cent) unfilled places (11.0 per cent in 2011).

Anne Giles
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anne.giles@education.gsi.gov.uk

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