Official Statistics

School capacity: academic year 2010 to 2011

Filled and unfilled primary and secondary school places in England, and forecasts of pupil numbers.

Documents

Main text: OSR01/2012

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Main tables: OSR01/2012

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Underlying data 1: OSR01/2012

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Underlying data 2: OSR01/2012

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Detail

Reference Id: OSR01/2012

Publication type: Statistical release

Publication data: Local authority data

Local authority data: LA data

Region: England

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.

Key points

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.

Anne Giles
01325 391206

anne.giles@education.gsi.gov.uk