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Schools: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Education

UIN 104751, tabled on 16 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) special schools that are currently closed due to covid-19 in each (i) region and (ii) local authority area in the latest period for which information is available; and if he will publish that information on a monthly basis.

Answered on

21 October 2020

The Department will place pupil attendance and school closure statistics for 15 October in the Libraries of both Houses. It should be noted that these statistics are for schools who have submitted a response in the education settings status form only. This data can be viewed in the attached table.

While the official statistics series for this data applies an adjustment for non-responding schools, data at more local levels, including at regional and local authority levels, is based only on the data from responding schools. We are currently looking at the quality of the teacher attendance data with a view to publishing as part of the official statistics series.

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