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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Schools by local authority, region and school governance
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Click here to sortNursery schoolClick here to sortCommunitySchools which are wholly owned and maintained by the local authority. The local authority is the admissions authority — it has main responsibility for deciding arrangements for admitting pupils.Click here to sortVoluntary controlledVoluntary schools - These are established by voluntary bodies, mainly the religious denominations, but are maintained by the LAs.  The admission authority of a voluntary controlled school is the LA.Click here to sortVoluntary aidedVoluntary schools - These are established by voluntary bodies, mainly the religious denominations, but are maintained by the LAs.  The admission authority of a voluntary aided school is the governing body.Click here to sortFoundationFoundation schools have more freedom than community schools to manage their school and decide on their own admissions. Funding comes from the local authority.Click here to sortSpecial school
[Collapse]WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.384,878273562541635,968
WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.[Collapse]North WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.41,27713214734361,630
North WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.Isle of AngleseyNorth Wales.The data item is not applicable16465104189
GwyneddNorth Wales.The data item is not applicable3443610.The data item is not applicable8398
ConwyNorth Wales.The data item is not applicable1623723164242
DenbighshireNorth Wales.The data item is not applicable1682914.The data item is not applicable8219
FlintshireNorth Wales.The data item is not applicable24245048308
WrexhamNorth Wales4197204544274
[Collapse]South West and Mid WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.41,601941301401,870
South West and Mid WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.PowysSouth West and Mid Wales.The data item is not applicable3063022112371
CeredigionSouth West and Mid Wales.The data item is not applicable16864.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable178
PembrokeshireSouth West and Mid Wales.The data item is not applicable1773931.The data item is not applicable4251
CarmarthenshireSouth West and Mid Wales43891921.The data item is not applicable8441
SwanseaSouth West and Mid Wales.The data item is not applicable344.The data item is not applicable24.The data item is not applicable8376
Neath Port TalbotSouth West and Mid Wales.The data item is not applicable217.The data item is not applicable28.The data item is not applicable8253
[Collapse]Central South WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.211,220202038601,532
Central South WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.BridgendCentral South Wales.The data item is not applicable204420.The data item is not applicable8236
Vale of GlamorganCentral South Wales8152124044220
Rhondda Cynon TafCentral South Wales.The data item is not applicable416.The data item is not applicable31.The data item is not applicable16463
Merthyr TydfilCentral South Wales188.The data item is not applicable16.The data item is not applicable4109
CardiffCentral South Wales12360496428504
[Collapse]South East WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.978027821127936
South East WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.CaerphillySouth East Wales.The data item is not applicable330.The data item is not applicable474345
Blaenau GwentSouth East Wales.The data item is not applicable81.The data item is not applicable748100
TorfaenSouth East Wales197424.The data item is not applicable4130
MonmouthshireSouth East Wales.The data item is not applicable1011916.The data item is not applicable3139
NewportSouth East Wales8171431.The data item is not applicable8222

Metadata

Title

Schools by local authority and school governance

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

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

General description

See other items

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

None.

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.