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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Teacher recruitment: number of applications received by subject and year
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[Collapse]Secondary Total9,2289,5947,8717,65910,21510,5608,5677,3977,4087,3707,3075,8155,166
Secondary TotalArt497536528564365349252236197204203255263
Design & Technology599490544603708669457530314253314230206
Information Technology39418929931466152749815420820014412785
Modern Foreign Languages433546363300335360326346212275360122182
Physical Education868739510436553697427571274716730499314
Religious Education302217202258412230181242319427238252171
Welsh first language10589835758151120936263655253
Welsh second language220336219135292351247324300317261207111
SEN coordinator10174633758637913961329569
Other subject1,1831,0024591,0251,2211,4031,0287891,1461,3609741,1361,168
Unknown.The data item is not applicable25605730.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1551.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable12
Head teacher/deputy head etc.e.g. vacancy is for head teacher or deputy head teacher with no teaching commitment.823921532461062954511851546227110068



Teacher recruitment: number of applications received by subject and year

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

Since 2007

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.