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School census figures published.

School census figures published.

The Department for Education has published new figures today providing a breakdown of the size and characteristics of the country’s schools.

Here are five things we have learned from the latest figures.

1. The bulge in pupil numbers is moving into secondary school


After years of coping with big increases in primary school numbers the bulge in numbers in the system is now moving through to secondary schools.

The figures show that between January 2017 and January 2018 the number of pupils across all school types rose by 66,000. Although some of this increase was still in primary schools, with 26,600 more pupils in January 2018 than in 2017, most of the rise is now seen in secondary schools.

Numbers increased by 35,400 between 2018 and 2017, compared to a 29,700 increase between 2016 and 2017). There are also 5,300 more pupils in special schools compared with last year.

Read all 5 main points.


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