Education: Young People

Department for Education written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of how many 16 to 18-year-olds will be in full-time education in (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21, (c) 2021-22, (d) 2022-23 and (e) 2023-24.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

The department’s estimate of the number of 16-18-year olds in full time education in academic years 2018/19 to 2023/24 in England is as follows:

Academic Year

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

2023/24

Estimate

1,122,000

1,127,000

1,157,000

1,189,000

1,227,000

1,266,000

This includes:

  • school sixth forms (maintained and academies),
  • sixth form colleges,
  • general further education colleges and other further education providers,
  • special schools,
  • alternative provision (including Pupil Referral Units),
  • independent schools,
  • students taking further education courses in higher education providers.

Young people on higher education courses are not included.

The increase reflects the increasing number of 16-18-year olds in the population during this period.

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