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

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

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Click here to sortWelsh is the sole or main medium of instructionClick here to sortWelsh is used as a teaching medium for part of the curriculum (i.e. less than half)Click here to sortWelsh is taught as a second language onlyClick here to sortNo Welsh is used or taught
[Collapse]North WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.5,4271,3235,6614,86317,274
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 Wales1,060306851591,610
GwyneddNorth Wales2,489239182492,995
ConwyNorth Wales5265826371,0732,818
DenbighshireNorth Wales6521949728372,655
FlintshireNorth Wales27422,1461,5493,971
WrexhamNorth Wales426.The data item is not applicable1,8039963,225
[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.5,3529528,8396,49221,635
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 Wales4292701,2811,0273,007
CeredigionSouth West and Mid Wales9392631913041,697
PembrokeshireSouth West and Mid Wales5171021,3578322,808
CarmarthenshireSouth West and Mid Wales2,0543141,1891,1044,661
SwanseaSouth West and Mid Wales85332,9812,1055,942
Neath Port TalbotSouth West and Mid Wales560.The data item is not applicable1,8401,1203,520
[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.3,4271911,4368,78323,665
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 Wales300.The data item is not applicable1,9161,4873,703
Vale of GlamorganCentral South Wales473.The data item is not applicable1,7211,4213,615
Rhondda Cynon TafCentral South Wales1,202192,7712,3066,298
Merthyr TydfilCentral South Wales104.The data item is not applicable7985011,403
CardiffCentral South Wales1,348.The data item is not applicable4,2303,0688,646
[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.1,33237,5735,24714,155
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 Wales739.The data item is not applicable2,2311,4534,423
Blaenau GwentSouth East Wales39.The data item is not applicable9914161,446
TorfaenSouth East Wales318.The data item is not applicable1,1388662,322
MonmouthshireSouth East Wales61.The data item is not applicable9677781,806
NewportSouth East Wales17532,2461,7344,158
[Collapse]WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.15,5382,29733,50925,38576,729

Metadata

Title

Classes in primary, secondary and middle schools by local authority, region and year group

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

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.