Academic Year 2019/20

School places sufficiency survey

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This release provides transparency data from the voluntary one-off survey on school places, sent to local authorities in England, in September 2020. The survey sought to collect information on significant changes to school capacity between academic year 2018/19 and 2019/20, as well as planned places to be added by local authorities in future.  

145 out of 151 local authorities (96%) responded to the survey before the deadline. They told the department about 527 school capacity changes between academic year 2018/19 and 2019/20.  

This release does not provide information on the total number of state-funded school places in England as the data only relates to approximately 4% of total state-funded school places in England. Please see the latest School capacity 2018/19 publication for this information. 

The underlying data files may be found in the ‘Download associated files’ dropdown below. 


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