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Sixth Form Education: Admissions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 25456, tabled on 2 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students were enrolled in (a) school sixth forms, (b) academy sixth forms and (c) 16 to 19 years free schools which have been established since September 2011 in the most recent year for which figures are available.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

15 February 2016

The 2014 to 2015 academic year is the most recent year for which full-year enrolment figures are available.

The following enrolment figures are based on institutions that were established on or after 1 August 2011 as this is the start of the school allocation year.

  1. There were 5,825 students enrolled at 54 newly established School Sixth Form institutions

  2. There were 17,118 students enrolled at 159 newly established Academy Sixth Form Institutions (Including Studio School’s and UTC’s)

  3. There were 3,289 students enrolled at 29 newly established 16-19 Years Free School institutions

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