Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK

School numbers

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The number of schools in the United Kingdom by phase.

Data set details

UK education and training statistics
Education and training statistics for the UK
Release type
Geographic levels
National, Regional
  • Number of schools
  • School type
Time period
2015/16 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstream2311
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained special66
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery406
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary16778
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSecondary3401

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 2 variables
Variable nameVariable description
phaseSchool type
t_schoolsNumber of schools


  1. Primary and secondary figures include middle schools as deemed. Secondary schools include all-through schools.
  2. Figures for independent schools in Scotland are unavailable
  3. Figures for independent schools in Wales are unavailable for 2018/19
  4. In Scotland, figures include all providers of funded Early Learning and childcare, not only nurseries.
  5. In Northern Ireland, total figures include hospital schools.
  6. In England, special schools include pupil referral units.

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