Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK


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This file contains information on the number of pupils in the UK, by age, sex 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 2022/23

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstreamTotalFemale285063
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstreamTotalMale301884
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstreamTotalTotal586947
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryTotalFemale20800
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryTotalMale22929

Variables in this data set

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


  1. Primary and secondary figures include middle schools as deemed. Secondary schools include all-through schools.
  2. In England, special schools include <a href="">alternative provision</a> schools.
  3. In Scotland, nursery figures include all providers of funded Early Learning and Childcare, except childminders.
  4. Figures for independent schools in Scotland are unavailable.
  5. Figures for independent schools in Wales are unavailable for 2019/20.
  6. Independent schools includes non-maintained special schools.
  7. In Scotland, Early Learning and Childcare pupil numbers by sex are unavailable.
  8. In Northern Ireland, independent school pupil numbers by sex are unavailable.

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