The Department collects information from local authorities on the number of school places in state-funded primary and secondary schools as part of the annual School Capacity Collection.
Data for 2010 can be found at:
In 2005 this information was collected as part of the Surplus Places Survey, and data is available at:
A comparison of the position in 2005 and 2010, showing the net change in capacity in Bradford local authority, is given in the table below. Positive figures indicate an overall increase in places; negative figures indicate an overall decrease in places. A decrease in places can be the consequence of actions to address over-supply, remove unsuitable place provision, or if restructuring the school system. Bradford, like many LAs, reduced the number of available school places during the previous decade when the primary population was falling by removing surplus places, with the objective of improving efficiency.
Change in number of places in primary schools (including all through and middle-deemed primary schools) 2005 to 2010
Change in number of places in secondary schools (including all-through and middle deemed secondary schools) 2005 to 2010 (1)
Source: Surplus Places Survey 2005 and School Capacity 2010
(1) Secondary capacity in 2010 used to calculate change in number of places includes places in academies