Data set from School capacity

Specialist provision capacity- national, regional, local authority

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School places in special schools aggregated to local authority, regional and national level. This 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, primary capacity, secondary capacity, number of primary pupils on roll and number of secondary pupils on roll.

Data set details

Pupils and schools
School capacity
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of primary pupils on roll
  • Number of pupils on roll
  • Number of school places
  • School main phase
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal107714788715188759775881125798893899
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary197221482256822079692249573
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSecondary88012573912931937696880433549393826
202223Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastTotal64944995934096535338285765
202223Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastPrimary15177817851778017850

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 8 variables
Variable nameVariable description
count_schoolsNumber of schools
primary_capacityPrimary capacity
primary_pupils_on_rollNumber of primary pupils on roll
pupils_on_rollNumber of pupils on roll
school_main_phaseSchool main phase


  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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