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Free Schools

Question for Department for Education

UIN 228827, tabled on 23 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish a list of free schools indicating how many children have been enrolled at each school and how many pupils are funded at each school.

Answered on

26 March 2015

Schools funding data are published annually. This includes data on the number of pupils funded by type of school, so free schools can be identified. The number of pupils enrolled is included in the Census data return, also published annually. The data can be accessed on GOV.UK:

Pre 16 - www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-block-funding-allocations-2014-to-2015

Post 16 - www.gov.uk/government/publications/16-to-19-allocation-data-2014-to-2015-academic-year

Schools census data www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2014

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