Key messages

  • The school estate is diversifying with an increasing number of schools having Academy or Free School status.
  • As of the end of February 2017 the District had 212 schools.
  • The number of pupils in school is growing significantly and is currently 99,000
  • Pupils have a wide range of first languages.
  • In 2016 Children’s Centres provided services to 67% of all 0-4 year olds in the District.
  • In January 2016, over 3,000 two year olds were accessing an early education place.
  • In January 2016, over 90% of the District’s 3 and 4 year olds were accessing an early education place.
  • Currently 94% of our group-based childcare settings achieve a good or outstanding Ofsted rating.

External links

The Department for Education (DfE) collects and publishes official statistics about schools, children and young people. Additionally, they publish school performance tables which allow you to view details about school performance, characteristics, workforce, finance and Ofsted inspection outcomes.

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