To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary schools closed in England in each of the last 10 years.
The numbers of Primary Schools closed in England in each of the last 10 years are given in the table.
|Phase of Education|
|Close date||Middle deemed primary||Primary||Grand total|
Schools can be closed for a number of reasons including: to meet demographic changes (population decline); as part of an amalgamation; to allow a Fresh Start school to replace a school in special measures; to allow a school with a religious character to replace a school without a religious character; or as part of another type of local reorganisation.