Data set from School workforce in England

Subjects taught in state funded secondary schools

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Headcount of teachers and the number of hours taught by subject to year groups 7-13 in state-funded secondary schools.

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
School workforce in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of hours taught for all years
  • Number of hours taught for years 10 and 11
  • Number of hours taught for years 12 and 13
  • Subject taught
Time period
2011/12 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201112Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandMathematics3520430555279451263648573623764318919158903
201112Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandEnglish3878433811295191250249193024358619708251262
201112Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPhysics58741239301343343949234371343122624
201112Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandChemistry69361247329953844530931161347228721
201112Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandBiology84891370370868595342437491418835487

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
hours_allyrsNumber of hours taught for all years
hours_yrs1011Number of hours taught for years 10 and 11
hours_yrs1213Number of hours taught for years 12 and 13
hours_yrs79Number of hours taught for years 7 to 9
subjectSubject taught


  1. Teachers were counted once against each subject and key stage they taught, irrespective of the time spent teaching. Therefore teachers may be counted against multiple subjects and key stages so sums of these categories will be greater than the number of secondary school teachers.

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