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  1. Step 1 Choose a publication

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    Schools, pupils and their characteristics
  2. Step 2 Select a data set or featured table

    Data set
    School characteristics - Phase and type, admissions, denomination, urban-rural, gender
  3. Step 3 Choose locations

    National
    • England
  4. Step 4 Choose time period

    Time period
    2015/16 to 2021/22
  5. Step 5 Choose your filters

    Indicators
    • Number of schools
    • Headcount - Total
    Academy indicator
    • Total
    • Academy
    • Independent
    • LA Maintained
    Denomination
    • Total
    School admissions policy
    • Total
    School type
    • Total
    School type (detailed)
    • Total
    Sex of school description
    • Total
    Urban or rural indicator
    • Total
  6. Step 6 (current) Explore data

    This data is not from the latest release
    View latest data: Academic year 2023/24
    'School characteristics - Phase and type, admissions, denomination, urban-rural, gender' for Academy, Independent and LA Maintained in England between 2015/16 and 2021/22
    2015/162016/172017/182018/192019/202020/212021/22
    Headcount - TotalAcademy3,017,8493,386,7753,794,9644,157,9534,421,1184,591,8654,774,342
    LA Maintained4,958,6624,699,0374,358,2614,080,8563,892,3703,750,6563,644,262
    Independent583,029583,268581,873580,480576,857569,366581,427
    Total8,559,5408,669,0808,735,0988,819,2898,890,3458,911,8879,000,031
    Number of schoolsAcademy5,4256,3457,4698,3989,0419,4449,836
    LA Maintained16,55215,63914,52713,60612,98812,60312,224
    Independent2,3112,2972,3202,3192,3312,3662,394
    Total24,28824,28124,31624,32324,36024,41324,454

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