Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK


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This file contains information on the number of teachers in the UK, by 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
  • Full-time equivalent number of teachers
  • 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 mainstreamFemale46332
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstreamMale26643.5
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstreamTotal72975.5
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryFemale1258.165
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNurseryMale59.59

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 3 variables
Variable nameVariable description
phaseSchool type
t_fte_teachersFull-time equivalent number of teachers


  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. Totals includes those whose gender identity is other or unclassified.

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