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Schools' census results

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  • Release date: 11 July 2013
  • Period covered: 2013
An annual report that presents data collected from the Pupil Level Annual School Census, with additional information on the schools and their teachers and support staff.

Key points

  • Overall, there were 42 fewer LA maintained schools than at January 2012.
  • The total number of pupils in LA maintained schools was 464,868, a fall of 1,075 pupils (0.2 per cent) since January 2012.
  • The numbers of pupils aged 5 to 10 have increased to 195,604 in 2013 compared to 193,374 in 2012. The numbers of pupils aged under 5 have been increasing since 2006.
  • The percentage of pupils of compulsory school age in LA maintained schools known to be eligible for free school meals was 19.5 per cent in 2013 - up from 19.3 per cent in 2012.
  • There were 24,770.6 full-time equivalent qualified teachers in LA maintained schools, an increase of 169.8 (0.7 per cent) over the year and the first increase since 2009.
  • There were 23,546.8 full-time equivalent support staff in LA maintained schools, an increase of 1,252.3 staff in the last year and continuing the trend of recent years.
  • 6.6 per cent of pupils (6,969) were in infant classes of over 30 pupils, up from 3.8 per cent in September 2011.


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