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[Collapse]2018/19[Collapse]2019/20Whilst 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.[Collapse]2020/21The schools census would usually take place in January. School closures between December 2020 and March 2021 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic meant that the census date was delayed to 20 April 2021. The number of pupils was higher in April 2021 partly due to the later census date which meant that more pupils had entered nursery classes by the census date.[Collapse]2021/22The schools census would usually take place in January. Due to the level of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in January 2022, the census date was delayed to 15 February 2022.[Collapse]2022/23
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[Collapse]Total238,572229,826468,398238,856230,320469,176241,615233,109474,724240,035231,096471,131239,488230,384469,872
TotalNursery 12,8572,8265,6832,7312,8155,5464,7314,5639,2943,0502,9776,0272,7192,6375,356
Nursery 215,39014,82630,21615,02114,53129,55214,61814,17828,79614,39413,77628,17013,81613,32427,140
Reception17,42216,42333,84517,31816,54333,86117,02416,35333,37716,51615,96032,47616,51815,80232,320
Year Group 117,83316,82834,66117,46916,48833,95717,35216,60633,95817,19016,50633,69616,79516,23533,030
Year Group 218,26217,53835,80017,87016,82734,69717,48416,50533,98917,45216,70234,15417,47316,73734,210
Year Group 318,54917,78336,33218,30617,59935,90517,87616,85034,72617,60816,59634,20417,64816,93334,581
Year Group 418,26317,40135,66418,58117,82436,40518,31817,61935,93717,95116,91934,87017,81216,80134,613
Year Group 518,00217,06835,07018,27517,43335,70818,59517,80636,40118,36717,69736,06418,15217,11735,269
Year Group 618,37417,57635,95018,02417,11735,14118,23617,40935,64518,69917,82636,52518,48717,84636,333
Year Group 717,35716,63033,98718,21317,37135,58417,84216,93334,77518,10417,29235,39618,62117,81336,434
Year Group 817,02916,20533,23417,28316,59433,87718,20717,27135,47817,80516,86534,67018,16917,32735,496
Year Group 916,76315,98232,74516,92716,16733,09417,24616,57733,82318,14117,17135,31217,86116,89634,757
Year Group 1016,35915,58231,94116,67915,93232,61116,87016,07032,94017,23316,47633,70918,14817,13935,287
Year Group 1115,60514,93030,53515,80615,09030,89616,35715,69632,05316,55015,78832,33816,94416,18133,125
Year Group 125,6296,51212,1415,7646,50312,2675,7096,72112,4305,7386,36012,0985,3696,06811,437
Year Group 134,6805,64110,3214,4085,3969,8044,9745,85210,8265,0356,07111,1064,7415,42810,169
Year Group 141987527318190271176100276202114316215100315

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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.

Title

Pupils by year group and sex

Last update

19/09/2023 19/09/2023

Next update

July 2024 (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

Wales

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.