Filled and unfilled primary and secondary school places in England, and forecasts of pupil numbers.
Reference Id: OSR01/2012
Publication type: Statistical release
Publication data: Local authority data
Local authority data: LA data
Release date: 10 January 2012
Coverage status: Final
Publication status: Published
It 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, collected directly from academies.
Information on pupil forecasts is also included in this release. Data on pupil forecasts were collected from maintained primary and secondary schools and, for the first time, also from academies.
State-funded primary schools
Of the 16,873 state-funded primary schools:
- A total of 3,438 schools (20.4 per cent) were full or had pupils in excess of school capacity (20.3 per cent in 2010). There were 36,850 pupils (0.9%) in excess of school capacity (1.0% in 2010).
- 13,435 schools (79.6%) had one or more unfilled places (79.7% in 2010). There were 444,410 (10.4%) unfilled places (10.8% in 2010).
State-funded secondary schools
Of the 3,300 state-funded secondary schools:
- A total of 837 schools (25.4%) were full or had pupils in excess of school capacity (28.1% in 2010). There were 40,260 pupils (1.1%) in excess of school capacity (1.6% in 2010).
- 2,463 schools (74.6%) had one or more unfilled places (71.9% in 2010). There were 396,240 (11.0%) unfilled places (10.0% in 2010).
National level projections are updated and published by the Department for Education twice a year.