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Question for Department for Education

UIN 195465, tabled on 26 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of qualified teachers working in (a) academies, (b) free schools, (c) city technology colleges and (d) private schools.

Answered on

29 November 2018

The following table provides the full-time equivalent number of teachers with qualified teacher status in service in academies, free schools, and city technology colleges in England in November 2017. The number of teachers in private schools that have qualified teacher status is not held centrally.

Full-Time Equivalent Qualified Teachers[1]



Free Schools[2]


City Technology Colleges[2]


Independent Schools[4]


The figures for academies and free schools are publicly available in table 3a within the publication ‘School Workforce in England, November 2017’, available at the following web link:

[1] Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 teachers.

[2] Source: School workforce census.

[3] Includes university technical colleges and studio schools.

[4] Source: Independent school census. Figures for teachers in independent schools with qualified teacher status are not collected.

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