Data set from School workforce in England

Teacher vacancies

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Full and part time teacher vacancies, temporarily filled posts in state-funded schools in England, by sector and grade. Numbers and rates.

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
School workforce in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Number of teacher vacancies
  • Number of temporary filled posts
  • Rate of temporary filled posts
  • Type of school
  • Vacancy grade
Time period
2010/11 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201011Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded special or PRUAll grades330.21591
201011Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained nursery and primaryAll grades2290.111520.6
201011Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained secondaryAll grades1430.16780.4
201011Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary academiesAll grades0000
201011Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSecondary academiesAll grades470.2810.4

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 6 variables
Variable nameVariable description
Post_GradeVacancy grade
RateRate of vacancies
school_typeType of school
TempFilledNumber of temporary filled posts
TempRateRate of temporary filled posts


  1. Teacher vacancies are reported by schools as at the time of the School Workforce Census (November each year). This information therefore does not cover a full year of vacancies and temporarily filled posts.

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