Secondary Schools

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th January 2000.

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asked Her Majesty's Government:

For the latest year available, how many:

(a) Secondary comprehensive schools in England (excluding the sixth form) are of sizes below 301, 301-500, 501-700, 701-900, 901-1,100, 1,101-1,300, 1,301-1,500, and over 1,500 pupils; and

(b) Secondary grammar schools in England (excluding the sixth form) are of sizes below 301, 301-500, 501-700, 701-900, 901-1,100, 1,101-1,300, 1,301-1,500, and over 1,500 pupils; and

What is the range of sizes of sixth forms in secondary comprehensive schools in England and what is the range of sizes of sixth forms in secondary schools in England.

Photo of Baroness Blackstone Baroness Blackstone Minister of State (Education and Employment), Department for Education and Employment

The information available is shown in the following tables.

Number of comprehensive schools and selective grammar schools, by size in England1--January 1999
Secondary Selective
Comprehensive Grammar
Number of schools of size
0 to 300 37 1
301 to 500 242 24
501 to 700 595 92
701 to 900 752 40
901 to 1,100 675 7
1,101 to 1,300 393 0
1,301 to 1,500 114 0
1,501 & over 36 0
Total 2,844 164

1 As defined by the number of pupils of compulsory school age.

Number of comprehensive schools and maintained secondary schools, by size of sixth form1 in England--January 1999
Secondary Comprehensive All Secondary Schools
Sixth Form of size1
0 to 50 104 121
51 to 100 281 329
101 to 150 384 420
151 to 200 344 391
201 to 250 218 283
251 to 300 111 139
301 and over 129 148
Total 1,571 1,831

1As defined by the number of pupils in school above compulsory school age.

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