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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Number of pupils in primary, middle and secondary school classes by local authority and category

Classes running during the third period of the school’s timetable on Census day.

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Area Code[Filter]
Year[Filtered]
Measure1
Sector[Filtered]
Category[Filtered]
Local Authority[Filter]
[Collapse]Primary schoolsPrimary: ages 3/4 to 10.[Collapse]Middle schoolsMiddle: ages 3/4 to 16/18.[Collapse]Secondary schoolsSecondary: ages 11 to 16/18.
Click here to sortNursery classClick here to sortMixed nursery/reception classClick here to sortOrdinary classClick here to sortSpecial classClick here to sortNot applicableClick here to sortNursery classClick here to sortMixed nursery/reception classClick here to sortOrdinary classClick here to sortSpecial classClick here to sortNot applicableClick here to sortNursery classClick here to sortMixed nursery/reception classClick here to sortOrdinary classClick here to sortSpecial classClick here to sortNot applicable
Isle of AngleseyNorth Wales1,74073020,940.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable13,940
GwyneddNorth Wales3,03535033,985.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable40.The data item is not applicable1,705.The data item is not applicable1,610.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable25,180
ConwyNorth Wales3,0501,17531,560175.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable24,945
DenbighshireNorth Wales3,04063030,24550.The data item is not applicable90401,175.The data item is not applicable1,935.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable23,430
FlintshireNorth Wales4,0751,44049,560250.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable36,020
WrexhamNorth Wales4,1002,15043,795965.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable24,975
PowysSouth West and Mid Wales1,9154534,960280.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable845.The data item is not applicable1,755.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable25,790
CeredigionSouth West and Mid Wales1,09519016,295200.The data item is not applicable4501302,960304,910.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable10,650
PembrokeshireSouth West and Mid Wales4,0151,90534,210500.The data item is not applicable130601,655.The data item is not applicable1,395.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable23,025
CarmarthenshireSouth West and Mid Wales5,2802,56055,325710.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable42,935
SwanseaSouth West and Mid Wales12,3201,27573,0651,220.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable52,995
Neath Port TalbotSouth West and Mid Wales6,3901,20040,030855.The data item is not applicable335302,215.The data item is not applicable12,485.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable19,665
BridgendCentral South Wales5,2201,03046,870815.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable34,270
Vale of GlamorganCentral South Wales5,05014046,910160.The data item is not applicable40.The data item is not applicable950.The data item is not applicable3,760.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable31,030
Rhondda Cynon TafCentral South Wales10,0102,74571,405895.The data item is not applicable600304,3105510,335.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable50,375
Merthyr TydfilCentral South Wales2,05537521,040160.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable11,805
CaerphillySouth East Wales7,9651,40558,165620.The data item is not applicable115.The data item is not applicable840.The data item is not applicable2,450.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable38,170
Blaenau GwentSouth East Wales2,2305517,430125.The data item is not applicable600304,605856,140.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable5,370
TorfaenSouth East Wales3,4607530,780300.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable23,175
MonmouthshireSouth East Wales1,3858025,440130.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable18,030
NewportSouth East Wales4,09510557,765605.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable39,615
CardiffCentral South Wales8,690.The data item is not applicable125,565180.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable77,915
WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.100,22019,640965,3559,200.The data item is not applicable2,40532021,25517046,780.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable653,295

Metadata

General description

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Data collection and calculation

Schools’ data are derived from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) returns and STATS 1 returns supplied by schools open on Census day in January each year. The returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

From 2003/04 or more recently if the data item is not available for earlier years.

Rounding applied

* = Pupil numbers greater than zero but less than five. Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5.

Title

Number of pupils in primary, middle and secondary school classes by local authority and category

Last update

09/09/2021 09/09/2021

Next update

July 2022 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), Welsh Government

Contact email

school.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Statistical quality

School Census returns are authorised by headteachers and validated by Local Authorities.

Whilst most of the usual data validation processes on the 2020 school census data have taken place, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the data did not undergo the usual final validation process. As part of the Welsh Local Government Finance Settlement, the data is usually returned to local authorities for final validation. Typically, overall numbers of pupils and teachers will not change significantly during this period, with the most likely change being in the characteristics of the pupils themselves e.g. free school meal entitlement. Users should therefore be more cautious when comparing data on characteristics of pupils and staff over time, in particular where small cohorts are involved.