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Schools: Nurses

Question for Department for Education

UIN 46648, tabled on 15 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school nurses were employed to work in primary schools in England in the academic year beginning in September (a) 2015 and (b) 2010.

Answered on

10 October 2016

The number of nurses and nursery nurses reported by local authority maintained nursery and state-funded primary schools in November 2015 and 2010 is provided in the table below. The source of this information is the School Workforce Census, which is an annual survey collected in November of each year.

Nursery

Primary[1]

Total for All State Funded Schools[2]

Nurses[3]

Nursery Nurses

Total

Nurses

Nursery Nurses

Total

Nurses

Nursery Nurses

Total

2015

SUPP

1,340

1,350

40

8,190

8,230

470

10,340

10,810

2014

SUPP

1,330

1,330

50

8,150

8,200

480

10,320

10,810

2013

SUPP

1,370

1,380

40

8,220

8,260

500

10,490

11,000

2012

SUPP

1,380

1,380

40

8,230

8,270

480

10,650

11,130

2011

SUPP

1,420

1,420

30

8,350

8,390

460

10,950

11,410

2010

SUPP

1,570

1,580

40

9,430

9,470

490

12,240

12,730

Source: School Workforce Census

[1] Some local authority maintained primary schools include nursery settings.

[2] Includes secondary schools, special schools, pupil referral units and local authority centrally employed school staff.

[3] Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 and figures less than 10 have been suppressed.

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