Data set from School capacity

Specialist provision- special schools, school level

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School places in special schools, which includes sixth form places and excludes nursery places, reported by local authorities. File also includes number of pupils on roll from the May School Census.

Data set details

Pupils and schools
School capacity
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of primary pupils on roll
  • Number of primary school places
  • Number of pupils on roll
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearSchoolE92000001EnglandE12000001North East390E08000037Gateshead139000313900133907002138652The Cedars AcademySecondaryAT23824011911987153
202223Academic yearSchoolE92000001EnglandE12000001North East390E08000037Gatesheadz13900133907006108426Furrowfield SchoolSecondarySS7673076073
202223Academic yearSchoolE92000001EnglandE12000001North East390E08000037Gateshead1390003z3907007131213Gibside SchoolPrimaryPS18018118001810
202223Academic yearSchoolE92000001EnglandE12000001North East390E08000037Gatesheadz13900133907008130942Hill Top SchoolSecondarySS12013001200130
202223Academic yearSchoolE92000001EnglandE12000001North East390E08000037Gatesheadz13900133907009131200Dryden SchoolSecondarySS5557055057

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
primary_capacityNumber of primary school places
primary_pupils_on_rollNumber of primary pupils on roll
pupils_on_rollNumber of pupils on roll
school_placesNumber of school places
secondary_capacityNumber of secondary school places


  1. Number of pupils on roll for reception year group and above. Taken from the May school census for the relevant academic year, or gathered during the school capacity collection if census data was not available for a school.
  2. Main phase primary schools include primary and middle deemed primary schools. Capacity excludes nursery places. For middle schools, capacity has been spilt into primary and secondary.
  3. Main phase secondary schools include secondary, middle-deemed secondary and all-through schools. Capacity includes sixth form places. For middle and all through schools, capacity has been spilt into primary and secondary.

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