The number and percentage of pupils attending independent schools are given in the table.
A primary/secondary indicator is not collected from independent schools, so a breakdown by age group has been provided.
|Independent schools( 1) : Number and percentage of pupils( 2) as at January 2006—England|
|Number (headcount) of pupils|
|Pupils aged( 3)||All schools||Independent schools||Percentage of pupils in independent schools( 4)|
|5 to 10||3,618,470||200,440||5.5|
|11 to 15||3,238,020||233,820||7.2|
|16 and over||453,230||82,210||18.1|
|(1) Excludes direct grant nursery schools, city technology colleges and academies |
(2) Excludes dually registered pupils.
(3) Age as at 31 August 2005.
(4) The number of pupils in independent schools expressed as a percentage of pupils across all schools.
Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.