Primary Education

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of David Chaytor David Chaytor Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many year 1 pupils there were in schools in England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

The available information is provided in the table.

Nursery, primary, secondary and special schools( 1, 2, 3) : Number (headcount) of pupils in national curriculum year group 1( 4) . Position in January each year 2003 to 2007: England
Nursery Primary( 1) Secondary( 1, 2) Special( 3) Total( 1, 2, 3)
2003(5) 0 580,620 40 3,640 584,300
2004 30 568,050 30 3,340 571,440
2005 10 563,970 160 2,960 567,100
2006 10 544,110 210 3,010 547,340
2007 10 533,200 270 2,830 536,320
(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(2) Includes maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies.

(3) Includes maintained and non maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.

(4) Excludes dually registered pupils.

(5) Figure provided for secondary schools in 2003 excludes anomalous national curriculum year group data reported by one school.

Note:

Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

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