Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK

Pupil numbers

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This file contains information on the number of pupils in the United Kingdom, broken down by age, gender and 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 pupils
  • Age
  • Gender
  • School type
Time period
2015/16 to 2019/20

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryTotalFemale20800
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryTotalMale22929
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryTotalTotal43729
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimaryTotalFemale2263074
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimaryTotalMale2352098

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
phaseSchool type
t_pupilsNumber of pupils


  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. Primary and secondary figures include middle schools as deemed. Secondary schools include all-through schools.

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