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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Support staff by school and category, 2020
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Category 1
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School 2
[Collapse]Total: Support StaffClick here to sortTotal: Support Staff
Click here to sortHigher Level Teaching AssistantClick here to sortTeaching AssistantsClick here to sortForeign language assistantsClick here to sortSpecial needs support staffClick here to sortPastoral support staffClick here to sortChildcare, nurses, medical staffClick here to sortICT, laboratory, workshop or resource techniciansClick here to sortLibrarians and library assistantsClick here to sortExaminations OfficersClick here to sortOther administration staffClick here to sortSchool Business Manager or equivalent
[Collapse]699: Wales/Cymru1,90213,661185,2501,05895922951963,20843926,844
699: Wales/Cymru[Expand]660: Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Môn39222.1909121.2774565
[Expand]661: Gwynedd100390228621.384610912968
[Expand]662: Conwy73461.14233.325612612890
[Expand]663: Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych101438.1185824461013220929
[Expand]664: Flintshire/Sir y Fflint88718.218113861912162271,416
[Expand]665: Wrexham/Wrecsam65790.22447437610129221,334
[Expand]666: Powys58606.151411046.20141131,086
[Expand]667: Ceredigion27328.16212.1945584619
[Expand]668: Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro91544.2134123936138121,089
[Expand]669: Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin78879.320140255411182341,705
[Expand]670: Swansea/Abertawe991,3284480125880613246322,421
[Expand]671: Neath Port Talbot/Castell-nedd Port Talbot67719.10116125057134291,140
[Expand]672: Bridgend/Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr54678.2345654468167151,267
[Expand]673: Vale of Glamorgan/Bro Morgannwg86544.26521225749133371,178
[Expand]674: Rhondda Cynon Taf205880148873355815264302,022
[Expand]675: Merthyr Tydfil/Merthyr Tudful6523611001921733434493
[Expand]676: Caerphilly/Caerffili119681.29534741412175211,389
[Expand]677: Blaenau Gwent43382.2921.15.4519554
[Expand]678: Torfaen/Tor-faen62380116837114368319774
[Expand]679: Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy61314.1272121624947648
[Expand]680: Newport/Casnewydd102711.1972333537211241,316
[Expand]681: Cardiff/Caerdydd2191,43297429711061020353523,041


Support staff by school and category

Last update
July 2020 July 2020

Next update
July 2021

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC), Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Geographical coverage

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

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

Data reference periods
January 2020

Rounding applied

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.

PLASC; support staff; schools