Schools: Admissions

Department for Education written question – answered on 28th July 2022.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Shadow Chief Whip (Lords), Deputy Chairman of Committees

To ask Her Majesty's Government, how many children have moved schools in each year for the past five years in England; and how many school moves were due to families being forced to move due to no fault evictions.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Every year, the department collects and publishes data on the total number of applications and offers made for entry into primary and secondary school. The information is summarised in the table below and can be found at: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/secondary-and-primary-school-applications-and-offers.

Number of applications received for primary and secondary schools in England between 2018/19 and 2022/23

2018/19

2019/20

2022/21

2021/22

2022/23

Primary

608,180

608,957

612,146

580,771

576,147

Secondary

582,761

604,496

600,352

605,206

614,059

Parents may also request for their child to move schools at any other point, for example, due to a house move. These are called ‘in year’ admissions. The department does not hold data on the total number of children admitted to school in-year each year. The department does not hold data on the number of school moves as a result of no fault evictions.

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