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Pre-school Education: Closures

Department for Education written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many maintained nurseries have closed in each of the last five years.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Between 1 January 2015 and 1 January 2020[1], 25 maintained nursery schools have closed. The table below sets out the number of outright closures and closures in order to merge with another school (amalgamation) in each of the past five years.

Year

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Maintaned nursery schools that have closed

2

1

2

6

3

Maintaned nursery schools that have closed for amalgamation

3

5

1

2

0

[1] This data has been taken from Get Information about Schools (GIAS, the Department’s register of schools). Responsibility for updating GIAS is shared between the Department, schools, and local authorities and therefore we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data.

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