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Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics: January 2012

This release is based upon information collected in the 2012 school census. It includes information on the number of schools and pupils, as well as tables showing the number of pupils by age, gender, free school meal eligibility, ethnicity, and first language.

Documents

Main text: SFR10/2012

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National tables: SFR10/2012

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Local authority tables: SFR10/2012

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Additional tables 1: SFR10/2012

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Additional tables 2: SFR10/2012

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Additional tables 3: SFR10/2012

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Underlying data: SFR10/2012

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Pre-release access data: SFR10/2012

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Detail

Reference Id: SFR10/2012

Publication Type: Statistical First Release

Publication data: Local Authority data

Region: England

Release Date: 21 June 2012

Coverage status: Final

Publication Status: Published

This release is based upon information collected in the 2012 school census. It includes information on both the number of schools and pupils, and tables showing the number of pupils by age, gender, free school meal eligibility, ethnicity, and first language. It also includes a range of class size information.

School types included in this publication are: state-funded primary, secondary and special schools, independent schools, pupil referral units, and alternative provision.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • In January 2012 there were around 8.2 million pupils (headcount) in all schools in England
  • In maintained nursery, state-funded primary, secondary and special schools overall, the proportion of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals increased
  • In both state-funded primary and secondary schools the proportion of pupils classified as being of minority ethnic origin increased
  • In both state-funded primary and secondary schools the proportion of pupils whose first language was believed to be other than English increased
  • The average size of key stage 1 and key stage 2 classes taught by 1 teacher increased
  • The average size of classes taught by 1 teacher in state-funded primary and secondary schools increased slightly

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