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Boarding Schools

Question for Department for Education

UIN 211886, tabled on 24 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state boarding schools in England are (a) co-educational, (b) all boys and (c) all girls.

Answered on

30 October 2014

There are 146 co-educational state boarding schools in England. There are 39 all-boys schools, and two all-girls schools, giving a total of 187 state boarding schools currently open.

This data has been taken from the October 2014 ‘Schools in England’[1] publication.


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