Data set from School capacity

Local authority pupil forecasts

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2022/23 actual pupil numbers on roll from the January 2023 School Census and local authority forecasts of pupil numbers for 2023/24 onwards. File also includes school places expected to be funded by housing developer contribution (HDC) agreements and housing infrastructure fund (HIF) agreements. Includes national curriculum year groups from reception to Year 13.


Data set details

Theme
Pupils and schools
Publication
School capacity
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
Indicators
  • Forecast housing developing contribution (HDC) funded places
  • Forecast housing infrastructure fund (HIF) funded places
  • Local authority pupil forecasts (includes 2022/23 actual pupil numbers)
Filters
  • Year group
Time period
2022/23 to 2029/30

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_nameplanning_area_codeplanning_area_nameplanning_area_phasenc_year_grouppupil_forecast_and_202223_actualsforecast_hdc_placesforecast_hif_places
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotalTotal7984701zz
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimaryPrimary total4457972zz
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimaryReception606316zz
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimaryYear 01624614zz
202223Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimaryYear 02640256zz

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
forecast_hdc_placesForecast housing developing contribution (HDC) funded places
forecast_hif_placesForecast housing infrastructure fund (HIF) funded places
nc_year_groupYear group - Filter by phase and by national curriculum year group. Scroll down and select 'Total' for the sum of all primary and secondary year groups.
pupil_forecast_and_202223_actualsLocal authority pupil forecasts (includes 2022/23 actual pupil numbers)

Footnotes

  1. Number of actual pupils on roll in 2022/23 taken from January 2023 School Census.
  2. Pupil forecasts are provided from 2023/24 to 2027/28 for primary (Reception to Year 6) and from 2023/24 to 2029/30 for secondary (Year 7 to Year 13).
  3. Number of pupils expected to be educated in state-funded mainstream schools, provided by local authorities. Forecasts include future school places funded by Housing Developer Contributions and Housing Infrastructure Fund.
  4. Future school places funded by Housing Developer Contributions are provided by local authorities on a cumulative basis.
  5. Future school places funded by Housing Infrastructure Fund are provided by local authorities on a cumulative basis.
  6. National pupil forecast figures will differ to the National Pupil Projections published annually by the Department for Education due to methodological and timing reasons. More information can be found in 'Methodology: School capacity'.

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