Schools: Closures:Written question - 267249

Q
Asked by Neil O'Brien
(Harborough)
Asked on: 20 June 2019
Department for Education
Schools: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the (a) postcode, (b) local authority area and (c) rural and urban classification for each state school that has closed and not reopened in another form in each year since 2000.
A
Corrected answer by: Nick Gibb
Corrected on: 10 July 2019
An error has been identified in the written answer given on 28 June 2019.
The correct answer should have been:

654 schools have closed with no direct replacement provision between 1 January 2000 and 21 June 2019. Of these, 183 were designated as rural schools. Between 1 January 2010 and 21 June 2019, 260 249 schools closed with no direct replacement provision. Of these, 104 102 were designated as rural schools. A full list can be found attached.

Information about all open and closed schools in England is available on Get Information about Schools[1] (the department’s register of schools). This can be found at:

www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk.

The Ofsted definition of a state funded school has been used. This definition does not include local authority maintained nursery schools, alternative provision or special schools., studio schools or university technical colleges.

[1] Responsibility for updating Get Information about Schools is shared between the Department, schools and local authorities and therefore we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data.

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A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 28 June 2019

654 schools have closed with no direct replacement provision between 1 January 2000 and 21 June 2019. Of these, 183 were designated as rural schools. Between 1 January 2010 and 21 June 2019, 260 249 schools closed with no direct replacement provision. Of these, 104 102 were designated as rural schools. A full list can be found attached.

Information about all open and closed schools in England is available on Get Information about Schools[1] (the department’s register of schools). This can be found at:

www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk.

The Ofsted definition of a state funded school has been used. This definition does not include local authority maintained nursery schools, alternative provision or special schools., studio schools or university technical colleges.

[1] Responsibility for updating Get Information about Schools is shared between the Department, schools and local authorities and therefore we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data.

267249_table (PDF Document, 314.02 KB)

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