Data set from School capacity

Specialist provision- mainstream schools, national, regional, local authority

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Specialist provision in mainstream schools aggregated to local authority, regional and national level. School places, 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; SEND unit capacity; resourced provision capacity in mainstream schools.

Data set details

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

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal16311159263104558890101782059121021330987607
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary1060419044376100590410080589410073107
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSecondary571740219669488310677401814030887600
202223Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastTotal9963148572387391150482657257493
202223Academic yearRegionalE92000001EnglandE12000001North EastPrimary64201201749046465346465300

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 10 variables
Variable nameVariable description
count_schoolsNumber of schools
primary_resourced_provision_capacityPrimary resourced provision capacity
primary_SEND_unit_capacityPrimary special educational needs and disabilities unit capacity
resourced_provision_capacityResourced provision capacity
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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