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Private Education: Admissions

Department for Education written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Lewer Andrew Lewer Conservative, Northampton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children attend an independent school in each (a) local authority and (b) constituency in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Andrew Lewer Andrew Lewer Conservative, Northampton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils there were at each independent school in each (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will publish the name and address of each of those schools.

Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The department publishes figures on the number of independent schools and pupils attending them in the annual 'Schools, Pupils and Characteristics' release. Figures for the national and local authority levels are provided in tables 1a, 1b and 1c of the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2019.

The underlying data file includes figures for individual schools including school name, school type, parliamentary constituency and location. Full addresses can be found at the Get Information About Schools website here: https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/.

The Oxford Analytics October 2018 report, 'The Impact of Independent Schools on the UK Economy', estimated that independent schools provide an annualised taxpayer cost saving of £3.5 billion, compared to the cost of educating all pupils in the state sector.

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