Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK

Pupils numbers

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Number of pupils in the United Kingdom by school phase, age and gender.

Data set details

UK education and training statistics
Education and training statistics for the UK
Release type
Geographic levels
National, Regional
  • Number of pupils
  • Age
  • Gender
  • School type
Time period
2015/16 to 2021/22

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstreamTotalFemale284022
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstreamTotalMale299111
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstreamTotalTotal583133
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained specialTotalFemale1041
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained specialTotalMale2773

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
phaseSchool type
t_pupilsNumber of pupils


  1. Totals include students with 'other' or 'unknown' gender.
  2. Primary and secondary figures include middle schools as deemed. Secondary schools include all-through schools.
  3. Figures for independent schools in Scotland are unavailable.
  4. In Scotland, nursery figures include all providers of funded Early Learning and Childcare, except childminders.
  5. In England, special schools include pupil referral units.
  6. Figures for independent schools in Wales are unavailable for 2019/20.

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