Data set from School workforce in England


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Full time equivalent (FTE) qualified teacher leavers by category including school type, gender, age group and type of entrant.

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
School workforce in England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • FTE number of leavers
  • Leavers rate
  • Age group
  • Ethnicity major
  • Gender
Time period
2010/11 to 2020/21

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal state-funded schoolsTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal362628.1
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded primaryTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal174578
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained nursery and primaryTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal103747.6
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary academiesTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal70838.7
202021Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded secondaryTotalTotalTotalTotalTotalTotal158427.8

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge group
ethnicity_majorEthnicity major
fte_leaversFTE number of leavers
fte_leavers_percentLeavers rate


  1. We are aware of an issue regarding data matching for teachers who died in the 2020/21 year, which likely undercounts the number of leavers from the profession for this reason, and instead treats them as leaving for another reason. In the interest of transparency, we have published the national figures available but have not provided a breakdown by demographics. Instead, deaths by demographics have temporarily been marked with "x". We are working to resolve the issue and intend to revise in the 2023 publication.

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