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Private Education: Admissions

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

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

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

Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many independent schools there are in each (a) local authority and (b) parliamentary constituency; how many children there are at each of those schools; and what the names and addresses are of each of those schools.

Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many independent special schools there are in each (a) local authority and (b) parliamentary constituency.

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, by national totals and by local authority in tables 1a, 1b, and 1c, available here:

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, available 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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