Data set from Schools, pupils and their characteristics

Pupil characteristics - number of pupils by ethnicity and language

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Pupils in state-funded nursery, primary, secondary and special schools, non-maintained special schools and pupil referral units by ethnicity and language

Data set details

Pupils and schools
Schools, pupils and their characteristics
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Headcount
  • Percent
  • Ethnicity
  • First language
  • School type
Time period
2015/16 to 2022/23

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained special schoolAny other ethnic groupTotal421.031941
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained special schoolAsian - Any other Asian backgroundTotal691.695331695
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained special schoolAsian - BangladeshiTotal250.614250614
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained special schoolAsian - ChineseTotal180.442260442
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained special schoolAsian - IndianTotal591.44963145

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
ethnicity_minorEthnicity - Filter by pupil ethnicity
languageFirst language - Filter by first language
phase_type_groupingSchool type - Filter by school type


  1. Totals include state-funded nursery, primary, secondary, alternative provision (AP) schools and special schools, and non-maintained special schools. Does not include independent schools
  2. Totals include pupils in General Hospital Schools, however Ethnicity and Language data is not available for these pupils. Breakdowns may not sum to totals as a result.
  3. Prior to 2017/18, Ethnicity and Language data was collected for compulsory school age children only.

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