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Schools

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained schools opened in each year since 1980, excluding those that resulted from merger or amalgamations, those that closed and re-opened as new schools, and those which opened as a result of a move from a three tier to a two tier system. (166701)

Some 921 maintained schools have opened since 1992, as shown in the following table:

Date opened

Number opened

1992

2

1993

0

1994

1

1995

39

1996

111

1997

61

1998

85

1999

133

2000

121

2001

141

2002

55

2003

40

2004

33

2005

56

2006

23

2007

20

Grand total

921

It was not mandatory to supply school opening dates prior to January 2002 and therefore the figures for the years 1992 to 2002 may not be complete.

There are no schools with opening dates listed prior to 1992. As such, it is not possible to give figures from 1980 to 1992.