National School Categorisation System »This new system is not purely data-driven but also takes into account the leadership, teaching and learning that goes on in our schools.Learn more »
Action needed to tackle our growing waistlines- Chief Medical Officer
Dr Ruth Hussey outlines the steps the nation needs to take to address the population’s health problems
- Welsh Government funded Community Support Officers – one year on
- Extra £425m for the Welsh NHS in a ‘Priorities for Wales’ Budget 2015-16
- Action needed to tackle our growing waistlines- Chief Medical Officer
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
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Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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.
- Overall, there were 23 fewer LA maintained schools than at January 2013.
- The total number of pupils in LA maintained schools was 465,081, a rise of 213 pupils since January 2013.
- The numbers of pupils aged 5 to 10 have increased to 200,580 in 2014 compared to 195,604 in 2013. 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 19.1 per cent in 2014 – down from 19.5 per cent in 2013.
- There were 24,822.5 full-time equivalent qualified teachers in LA maintained schools, an increase of 51.9 over the year.
- There were 23,546.8 full-time equivalent support staff in LA maintained schools, an increase of 807.7 staff in the last year and continuing the trend of recent years.
- 6.9 per cent of pupils (7,301) were in infant classes of over 30 pupils, up from 6.6 per cent in January 2013.
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