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Schools: Admissions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 9719, tabled on 9 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary and primary school pupils in England are educated by a local authority other than the one in which they reside.

Answered on

14 September 2015

Data from the January 2015 school census shows the number of primary and secondary school pupils who were educated at a school within a different local authority to the one in which they resided. This information is available in tables 12a and 12b of the ‘schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2015’ statistical first release, published online at:

www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2015

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