Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK

School numbers

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This file contains information on the number of schools in the United Kingdom, broken down by school type.

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 2019/20

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery406
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary16778
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSecondary3401
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial1326
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal maintained21911

Variables in this data set

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


  1. In Scotland, figures include all providers of funded Early Learning and childcare, not only nurseries.
  2. In England, special schools include pupil referral units.
  3. In Northern Ireland, total figures include hospital schools.
  4. Primary and secondary figures include middle schools as deemed. Secondary schools include all-through schools.

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