Filled and unfilled primary and secondary school places in England, and forecasts of pupil numbers.
Reference Id: SFR01/2013
Publication type: Statistical First Release
Publication data: Local authority data
Local authority data: LA data
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.
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).