National statistics

Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2019

Statistics on pupils in schools in England as collected in the January 2019 school census.

Applies to England



This release contains the latest statistics on school and pupil numbers and their characteristics, including:

  • age
  • gender
  • free school meals (FSM) eligibility
  • English as an additional language
  • ethnicity
  • information on school characteristics
  • information on class sizes

School census statistics team


Ann Claytor 0370 000 2288

Published 27 June 2019
Last updated 20 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Universal infant free school meal table (table 4d) and local authority cross border movement tables (tables 8a to 8d) added to main tables and underlying data.

  2. First published.