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The School of Today

THE SCHOOL OF TODAY IN NUMBERS The UK population grew by almost half a million last year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. As a result, school numbers are booming. From first languages to free school meals, the Department for Education's statistical report for 2015 provides a comprehensive view of the Britain's schools as a whole. Should this kind of growth continue, we'll see a huge shift in the way schools around the country are managed. Let's take a look at the figures... NUMBER OF PUPILS 3 8.4 million 2.7 million Pupils enrolled in state-funded and independent schools in England 1.3% growth since Jan 2014 Pupils enrolled in academies I (including free schools, university technical colleges and studio schools) Increased from 2.4 million in Jan 2014 NUMBER OF SCHOOLS 24,317 3,381 16,788 Number of schools in Number of state-funded Number of state-funded England in Jan 2015 Down I secondary schools Increased I primary schools Increased from 24,347 In Jan 2014 from 3,329 lin Jan 2014 from 16,766 in Jan 2014 FREE SCHOOL MEALS 15.2% of pupils in state-funded schools eligible for or claiming free school meals Fallen from 16.3% in Jan 2014 ETHNIC GROUP Percentage of minority ethnic origins in state funded schools Percentage of pupils in state-funded secondary schools exposed a language other than English at home PRIMARY SECONDARY PRIMARY SECONDARY 30.4% 26.6% 19.4% 15% (increased from 29.5% In Jan 2014) (increased from 25.3% In Jan 2014) (increased by 0.7% since Jan 2014) (increased by 0.7% since Jan 2014) THE RISE OF ACADEMIES R More than half of state-funded 1 in 7 primary schools now academies secondary schools now academies CLASS SIZES 27.4 100,800 Average infant one-teacher class size (same as last year) Number of infant pupils in classes of more than 30 pupils (increase of 30% between Jan 2013 and 2014) itnmark education Sources: National Statistics: Schools, puplls and their characteristics: Jonuary 2015 National Statistics: Annual Mid-year Population Estimates, 2014: June 2015

The School of Today

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A breakdown of the numbers that make up the modern state school in the UK.


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