Data set from Local authority school places scorecards

01 Quantity of school places added since AY200910, planned places, estimated places still needed, and percentage of spare places in AY202122

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Pupils and schools
Local authority school places scorecards
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Geographic levels
Local authority, National
  • Estimated Number of Additional Primary Places Needed to Meet Demand in 2021/22
  • Estimated Number of Additional Secondary Places Needed to Meet Demand in 2021/22
  • Estimated Number of Spare Primary Places in 2021/22
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
time_periodtime_identifiergeographic_levelcountry_codecountry_nameregion_coderegion_nameold_la_codenew_la_codela_nameprimary_capacity_at_may_2010primary_capacity_at_may_2019total_primary_places_created_between_AY200910_and_AY201819number_of_new_primary_places_planned_for_delivery_AY201920_to_AY202122estimated_number_of_additional_primary_places_needed_to_meet_demand_in_AY202122estimated_number_of_spare_primary_places_in_AY202122estimated_percentage_of_spare_primary_places_in_AY202122secondary_capacity_at_may_2010secondary_capacity_at_may_2019total_secondary_places_created_between_AY200910_and_ AY201819number_of_new_secondary_places_planned_for_delivery_AY201920_to_AY202122estimated_number_of_additional_secondary_places_needed_to_meet_demand_in_AY202122estimated_number_of_spare_secondary_places_in_AY202122estimated_percentage_of_spare_secondary_places_in_AY202122
2019Reporting yearNationalE92000001England42275274896469668942662274097051423010.235631183897512334394743933748035806010.4
2019Reporting yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE13000002Outer London301E09000002Barking and Dagenham18107268968789840420406013.51417524594104199000394019.6
2019Reporting yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE13000002Outer London302E09000003Barnet255033173862353154027908.324087310006913840023709.5
2019Reporting yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000003Yorkshire and The Humber370E08000016Barnsley19184209171733011011505.4143501352002901005204
2019Reporting yearLocal authorityE92000001EnglandE12000009South West800E06000022Bath and North East Somerset1280814996218857780186011.9138561499811420470133010.4

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 14 variables
Variable nameVariable description
estimated_number_of_additional_primary_places_needed_to_meet_demand_in_202122Estimated Number of Additional Primary Places Needed to Meet Demand in 2021/22
estimated_number_of_additional_secondary_places_needed_to_meet_demand_in_202122Estimated Number of Additional Secondary Places Needed to Meet Demand in 2021/22
estimated_number_of_spare_primary_places_in_202122Estimated Number of Spare Primary Places in 2021/22
estimated_number_of_spare_secondary_places_in_202122Estimated Number of Spare Secondary Places in 2021/22
estimated_percentage_of_spare_primary_places_in_202122Estimated Percentage of Spare Primary Places in 2021/22


  1. Isles of Scilly capacity data based on single school classified as a primary school in 2010 but an all-through school in 2019. The capacity of all-through schools is included in the secondary phase.
  2. : - Indicates data is not available.
  3. Secondary Data for City of London are not applicable (apart from preference).
  4. Estimated number of places rounded to nearest whole ten.
  5. Dorset (838) and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (839) are new local authorities following changes to LA boundaries in this region in April 2019. Note that Dorset (838) is not directly comparable to pre-LGR 2019 Dorset (835). Data is shown where available for these new local authorities i.e. 2019 capacity. Where data is not available i.e. 2010 capacity, the data for Pre-LGR 2019 Bournemouth, Pre-LGR 2019 Poole and Pre-LGR 2019 Dorset, if available is shown for information, although the data is not directly comparable with the new local authorities. Quality data is available for Dorset (838) and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (839) and compares the schools in these local authorities to the comparable schools which were under the Pre-LGR local authorities to work out existing/new school places. The new places do NOT reflect places in schools new to the local authority due to the 2019 boundary changes.
  6. z - Indicates data is not applicable

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