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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Number of pupils in primary, middle and secondary school classes by local authority and Welsh 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]
Welsh 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 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 taughtClick 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 taughtClick 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
Isle of AngleseyNorth Wales20,3601,0002,045.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 applicable5,2055,2102053,315
GwyneddNorth Wales36,895475.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2,910445.The data item is not applicable*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.15,5653,7953705,455
ConwyNorth Wales8,86011,27015,825*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2,2751,98036020,325
DenbighshireNorth Wales9,3856024,525.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2303,0104,7903,91546014,260
FlintshireNorth Wales3,490.The data item is not applicable51,835.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 applicable2,000502,21531,755
WrexhamNorth Wales6,865.The data item is not applicable44,150.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 applicable2,535.The data item is not applicable75521,690
PowysSouth West and Mid Wales7,34555029,230*Numbers greater than zero but less than five.8208702206801,3753,17093520,310
CeredigionSouth West and Mid Wales13,2858953,605.The data item is not applicable5,3701,5106759152,6852,3902755,290
PembrokeshireSouth West and Mid Wales7,87040532,285651,565.The data item is not applicable1,2853903,3151,58062517,500
CarmarthenshireSouth West and Mid Wales35,93017527,540215.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable12,3456,0052,07022,505
SwanseaSouth West and Mid Wales13,060.The data item is not applicable74,710100.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable6,795401,90544,245
Neath Port TalbotSouth West and Mid Wales7,895.The data item is not applicable40,550405,310.The data item is not applicable1,8557,905.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable3,14516,520
BridgendCentral South Wales4,265.The data item is not applicable49,6605.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2,320.The data item is not applicable1,40030,545
Vale of GlamorganCentral South Wales6,915.The data item is not applicable45,345.The data item is not applicable4,485.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable265.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable79030,240
Rhondda Cynon TafCentral South Wales15,44029069,280455,095.The data item is not applicable1,6358,6058,0902001,82040,260
Merthyr TydfilCentral South Wales3,090.The data item is not applicable20,535.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 applicable40011,400
CaerphillySouth East Wales11,865.The data item is not applicable56,26030.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1,1902,2155,820.The data item is not applicable1,29031,060
Blaenau GwentSouth East Wales1,060.The data item is not applicable18,780.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable6,8354,630.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2605,105
TorfaenSouth East Wales3,990.The data item is not applicable30,60025.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable2,920.The data item is not applicable82019,435
MonmouthshireSouth East Wales1,570.The data item is not applicable25,455.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 applicable82517,210
NewportSouth East Wales3,090.The data item is not applicable59,485.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 applicable1,1307595537,455
CardiffCentral South Wales21,720.The data item is not applicable112,710*Numbers greater than zero but less than five..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable11,040.The data item is not applicable1,77565,105
WalesThere are four formal Education consortia in Wales covering: North Wales, South West and Mid Wales, Central South Wales, South East Wales.244,25015,140834,41560525,5452,83013,93028,63090,21028,42023,680510,985

Metadata

Title

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

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

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

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.