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Schools

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools have been opened since 1997, broken down by local education authority. (154450)

The number of maintained mainstream schools opened in since 1997, broken down by local authority, is given in the following table.

New schools can be established for a number of reasons including: to meet population growth; to replace schools that are amalgamating; as a Fresh Start school to replace a school in special measures; as a school with a religious character to replace a school without a religious character; or as part of another type of local reorganisation.

It was not mandatory to supply school opening dates prior to January 2002 and therefore the figures for these years may not be complete.

Open date

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Grand total

Barking and Dagenham

2

1

1

4

Barnet

2

1

2

2

2

1

2

12

Barnsley

3

3

3

3

1

13

Bath and North East Somerset

1

2

1

1

5

Bedfordshire

1

1

2

Bexley

1

1

4

2

8

Birmingham

1

2

4

5

2

1

7

9

3

3

37

Blackburn with Darwen

1

1

1

1

4

Blackpool

1

1

2

1

5

Bolton

2

3

1

1

1

8

Bournemouth

1

1

1

1

4

Bracknell Forest

1

1

1

1

4

Bradford

1

12

2

1

3

1

1

21

Brent

1

2

1

1

1

1

7

Brighton and Hove

2

2

4

Bristol City of

9

3

3

1

9

2

27

Bromley

1

1

1

2

1

6

Buckinghamshire

3

1

3

1

8

Bury

3

2

5

Calderdale

1

1

1

3

Cambridgeshire

2

1

1

3

2

2

1

2

4

18

Camden

1

1

Cheshire

1

2

2

2

1

3

1

4

11

27

Cornwall

1

1

1

1

2

1

7

Coventry

1

1

4

2

1

9

Croydon

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

3

11

Cumbria

1

1

1

1

2

4

1

1

2

14

Darlington

3

2

1

1

7

Derby

1

1

3

1

1

2

1

10

Derbyshire

1

1

1

2

1

1

2

9

Devon

1

1

1

1

1

5

1

11

Doncaster

1

1

3

3

1

1

10

Dorset

1

2

2

1

1

2

9

Durham

2

1

3

1

5

3

15

Ealing

1

1

2

4

East Riding of Yorkshire

4

1

4

0

East Sussex

1

2

3

Enfield

1

2

1

1

1

1

7

Essex

3

2

2

8

6

4

4

3

1

1

3

37

Gateshead

2

1

1

2

6

Gloucestershire

2

3

2

1

1

14

Greenwich

2

1

3

1

1

1

1

10

Hackney

1

1

1

1

2

3

1

1

11

Halton

1

1

3

5

Hammersmith and Fulham

2

1

1

4

Hampshire

1

4

1

1

1

1

1

10

Haringey

1

2

4

4

2

2

15

Harrow

1

1

1

1

4

Hartlepool

1

1

Havering

1

2

1

4

Herefordshire

1

1

Hertfordshire

2

3

3

2

1

2

1

4

4

1

23

Hillingdon

5

1

2

1

9

Hounslow

5

1

6

Isle of Wight

1

1

Isles of Scilly

1

1

Islington

2

2

3

1

1

9

Kent

4

2

2

2

2

1

3

3

4

3

19

46

Kingston upon Hull City of

2

2

1

5

Kirklees

1

1

2

Knowsley

1

1

2

Lambeth

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

8

Lancashire

1

1

1

1

3

2

1

9

19

Leeds

1

2

9

3

3

2

20

Leicester

1

1

1

2

2

3

10

Leicestershire

1

1

2

Lewisham

1

1

2

1

5

Lincolnshire

1

1

1

1

4

Liverpool

5

7

3

1

5

7

8

4

1

1

1

41

Luton

2

1

1

1

1

2

8

Manchester

1

1

9

2

2

1

2

18

Medway

1

1

1

1

2

1

7

Merton

1

5

2

8

Middlesbrough

1

2

3

1

1

8

Milton Keynes

2

3

2

4

2

4

4

1

22

Newcastle upon Tyne

1

1

1

3

Newham

1

3

2

1

1

1

1

10

Norfolk

2

1

1

15

19

North East Lincolnshire

3

1

1

1

8

14

North Lincolnshire

1

1

1

1

1

5

North Somerset

1

3

1

1

1

7

North Tyneside

1

1

2

North Yorkshire

1

1

2

Northamptonshire

2

1

1

1

4

7

3

1

20

Northumberland

1

2

1

2

2

8

Nottingham

1

1

1

1

4

4

12

Nottinghamshire

2

2

24

3

2

3

1

3

3

43

Oldham

1

1

3

1

1

1

8

Oxfordshire

1

1

1

4

2

9

Peterborough

1

1

1

2

1

3

9

Plymouth

1

1

1

2

1

6

Poole

1

1

1

3

Portsmouth

1

1

2

Reading

1

1

1

3

Redbridge

1

2

2

1

11

1

2

20

Redcar and Cleveland

1

1

1

2

1

2

2

10

Richmond upon Thames

2

2

Rochdale

1

1

1

1

2

6

Rotherham

1

1

1

3

Salford

1

1

2

1

2

1

8

Sandwell

4

2

3

2

2

1

4

18

Sefton

1

4

2

1

8

Sheffield

1

2

2

3

5

1

14

Shropshire

1

1

Slough

1

1

1

1

1

1

6

Solihull

1

1

1

1

1

5

Somerset

1

1

2

South Gloucestershire

5

1

2

1

1

3

13

South Tyneside

1

1

1

1

3

1

1

9

Southampton

2

2

2

6

Southend-on-Sea

1

2

1

2

1

1

8

Southwark

2

1

2

2

1

2

3

13

St. Helens

1

1

2

Staffordshire

1

2

1

2

3

2

11

Stockport

1

2

1

1

1

2

1

9

Stockton-on-Tees

1

2

1

1

1

3

1

1

2

1

14

Stoke-on-Trent

1

2

1

1

1

2

1

9

Suffolk

1

1

1

1

2

2

8

Sunderland

2

4

1

1

8

Surrey

1

2

1

2

1

2

3

1

1

1

15

Sutton

2

1

3

Swindon

1

5

4

1

1

2

3

4

21

Tameside

1

2

1

4

Telford and Wrekin

1

1

1

2

3

4

2

14

Thurrock

1

2

1

1

2

7

Torbay

1

1

2

Tower Hamlets

1

2

2

1

1

7

Trafford

1

1

2

4

Wakefield

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

8

Walsall

2

3

2

2

2

2

13

Waltham Forest

1

1

1

3

3

1

10

Wandsworth

1

1

1

1

1

5

Warrington

2

3

1

1

7

Warwickshire

1

2

1

1

1

1

7

West Berkshire

1

2

1

4

West Sussex

2

1

2

1

1

8

2

17

Westminster

2

1

3

Wigan

1

1

1

1

4

Wiltshire

2

1

1

2

2

2

2

4

2

18

Windsor and Maidenhead

1

1

Wirral

1

1

1

1

4

Wokingham

1

1

1

1

4

Wolverhampton

2

1

1

1

5

Worcestershire

1

1

6

1

1

2

31

43

York

1

2

1

2

1

7

Grand total

76

86

133

124

153

118

126

129

128

138

197

1,408

Source:

EduBase