Data set from Education and training statistics for the UK


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This file contains information on the number of schools in the UK, by 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 schools
  • School type
Time period
2015/16 to 2022/23

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNon-maintained mainstream2377
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandNursery406
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandPrimary16778
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSecondary3401
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandSpecial1326

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 2 variables
Variable nameVariable description
phaseSchool type
t_schoolsNumber of schools


  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.

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