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Primary Education

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary schools there were in each local authority area in England in each year since 1996-97. (202965)

The information requested is shown in the following tables.

Number of primary schools: 1997 to 2007, by local authority1area and Government Office Region in England

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

England

17,361

17,504

17,642

17,762

17,861

17,985

18,069

18,158

18,234

North East

918

930

938

949

959

971

978

982

986

841

Darlington

30

30

32

34

35

35

35

38

38

840

Durham

236

241

241

243

244

247

247

247

249

390

Gateshead

73

75

75

75

75

75

75

76

76

805

Hartlepool

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

806

Middlesbrough

42

42

42

42

45

47

47

47

47

391

Newcastle upon Tyne

72

72

72

72

72

73

76

76

77

392

North Tyneside

56

56

56

56

56

56

56

56

56

929

Northumberland

138

138

141

141

143

143

143

142

142

807

Redcar and Cleveland

45

47

49

50

52

52

52

53

53

393

South Tyneside

51

53

53

54

55

56

56

57

57

808

Stockton-on-Tees

62

62

63

64

63

64

65

64

64

394

Sunderland

83

84

84

88

89

93

96

96

97

North West

2,554

2,581

2,614

2,639

2,662

2,699

2,722

2,738

2,761

889

Blackburn with Darwen

56

56

57

58

58

59

59

59

60

890

Blackpool

29

30

32

32

32

32

33

33

33

350

Bolton

98

99

99

100

102

105

105

105

105

351

Bury

63

63

63

63

68

69

69

70

70

875

Cheshire

275

280

284

286

289

289

289

290

292

909

Cumbria

279

281

285

288

289

293

295

296

298

876

Halton

52

52

52

52

52

52

54

55

55

340

Knowsley

55

59

59

59

59

60

60

60

60

888

Lancashire

486

487

489

492

493

499

500

502

505

341

Liverpool

135

135

135

138

144

150

156

157

160

352

Manchester

133

135

136

137

139

141

146

150

157

353

Oldham

94

94

94

95

97

100

101

101

101

354

Rochdale

71

73

74

75

75

75

76

76

76

355

Salford

83

83

83

84

84

84

85

86

86

343

Sefton

78

80

88

89

89

90

91

60

93

342

St. Helens

54

56

56

58

58

59

59

92

62

356

Stockport

92

92

99

101

101

101

102

103

105

357

Tameside

75

75

76

76

77

79

79

79

79

358

Trafford

72

73

73

73

73

75

76

76

76

877

Warrington

71

71

71

71

71

74

74

75

75

359

Wigan

105

107

108

111

111

112

112

112

112

344

Wirral

98

100

101

101

101

101

101

101

101

Yorkshire and the Humber

1,872

1,891

1,905

1,921

1,934

1,949

1,961

1,970

1,981

370

Barnsley

82

82

85

85

85

85

87

87

88

380

Bradford

158

159

159

159

158

158

157

163

165

381

Calderdale

85

85

85

87

87

88

88

89

89

371

Doncaster

103

103

103

104

108

110

113

113

113

811

East Riding of Yorkshire

132

133

134

135

136

135

135

135

135

810

Kingston Upon Hull, City of

71

77

77

77

78

79

80

80

81

382

Kirklees

151

151

152

152

152

152

152

152

152

383

Leeds

222

225

230

241

241

244

244

244

244

812

North East Lincolnshire

59

59

59

59

60

60

61

62

65

813

North Lincolnshire

66

67

67

68

69

69

69

69

69

815

North Yorkshire

326

328

329

329

329

329

329

328

328

372

Rotherham

103

104

106

106

108

108

110

110

111

373

Sheffield

136

140

140

140

142

147

147

148

149

384

Wakefield

124

124

125

125

127

128

130

130

130

816

York

54

54

54

54

54

57

59

60

62

East Midlands

1,696

1,708

1,725

1,729

1,732

1,740

1,746

1,750

1,751

831

Derby

78

78

78

80

81

81

80

81

81

830

Derbyshire

358

358

358

358

359

361

361

362

363

856

Leicester

84

85

86

86

86

86

87

87

87

855

Leicestershire

225

226

226

226

226

227

227

228

228

925

Lincolnshire

285

286

288

289

289

289

289

289

289

928

Northamptonshire

265

268

272

271

269

269

270

270

269

892

Nottingham

92

93

98

98

99

101

101

101

101

891

Nottinghamshire

292

297

302

304

306

309

313

314

315

857

Rutland

17

17

17

17

17

17

18

18

18

West Midlands

1,829

1,854

1,874

1,892

1,907

1,921

1,932

1,949

1,964

330

Birmingham

299

302

305

311

321

322

323

328

332

331

Coventry

85

85

86

86

87

89

89

89

89

332

Dudley

78

82

82

82

82

82

82

82

82

884

Herefordshire*

82

83

84

84

84

85

85

85

85

333

Sandwell

96

97

99

99

99

100

101

102

105

893

Shropshire

142

143

143

143

143

144

144

144

145

334

Solihull

67

67

67

67

68

68

68

68

68

860

Staffordshire

301

306

308

311

311

312

312

313

316

861

Stoke-on-Trent

71

71

74

78

80

83

86

88

88

894

Telford and Wrekin

57

61

64

66

66

65

65

66

66

335

Walsall

86

90

93

93

94

94

94

96

100

937

Warwickshire

196

196

197

198

197

197

199

200

200

336

Wolverhampton

80

80

80

82

82

87

88

91

91

885

Worcestershire*

189

191

192

192

193

193

196

197

197

East of England

2,059

2,065

2,076

2,085

2,101

2,105

2,114

2,127

2,125

820

Bedfordshire

146

146

146

146

148

148

148

147

147

873

Cambridgeshire

201

203

202

202

204

205

206

207

205

881

Essex

473

474

474

474

477

479

484

490

488

919

Hertfordshire

407

408

416

418

421

422

425

426

426

821

Luton

54

57

57

58

61

61

61

65

66

926

Norfolk

384

385

385

385

386

386

387

389

390

874

Peterborough

58

58

58

59

59

58

58

57

57

882

Southend-on-Sea

37

37

39

40

42

42

43

43

43

935

Suffolk

256

254

254

256

255

256

255

256

256

883

Thurrock

43

43

45

47

48

48

47

47

47

London

1,823

1,831

1,836

1,849

1,862

1,879

1,888

1,899

1,912

Inner London

695

695

697

702

708

715

719

726

734

202

Camden

41

41

41

41

41

41

41

42

42

201

City of London

1

1

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

204

Hackney

53

54

55

54

56

57

58

58

57

205

Hammersmith and Fulham

35

35

35

35

35

36

36

36

36

309

Haringey

63

63

63

66

66

67

67

70

72

206

Islington

45

45

45

47

47

49

49

49

51

207

Kensington and Chelsea

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

26

208

Lambeth

60

59

59

59

61

63

65

67

70

209

Lewisham

69

69

69

69

70

70

70

70

70

316

Newham

66

66

66

66

66

65

64

64

63

210

Southwark

71

71

72

72

72

72

72

72

72

211

Tower Hamlets

69

69

69

69

70

72

73

73

75

212

Wandsworth

56

56

56

57

57

57

57

58

59

213

Westminster

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

Outer London

1,128

1,136

1,139

1,147

1,154

1,164

1,169

1,173

1,178

301

Barking and Dagenham

49

49

49

49

49

49

49

49

50

302

Barnet

87

88

89

91

91

91

90

90

91

303

Bexley

59

59

59

61

63

63

63

63

64

304

Brent

59

61

60

60

60

60

60

59

60

305

Bromley

77

77

77

78

78

78

78

78

78

306

Croydon

91

91

92

93

94

94

94

94

95

307

Ealing

64

64

64

65

65

65

65

65

65

308

Enfield

66

67

67

66

65

65

65

66

66

203

Greenwich

64

64

64

64

64

65

67

69

69

310

Harrow

54

55

56

56

56

56

56

56

56

311

Havering

65

65

65

65

65

67

67

68

69

312

Hillingdon

65

65

66

66

66

67

67

67

66

313

Hounslow

60

60

60

60

60

60

64

64

64

314

Kingston upon Thames

36

37

37

37

37

37

37

37

37

315

Merton

43

43

43

43

43

49

49

49

49

317

Redbridge

50

51

51

51

51

51

51

52

52

318

Richmond upon Thames

41

41

41

41

41

39

39

39

39

319

Sutton

41

41

41

41

42

43

43

43

43

320

Waltham Forest

57

58

58

60

64

65

65

65

65

South East

2,670

2,690

2,700

2,717

2,719

2,730

2,736

2,744

2,749

867

Bracknell Forest

30

30

31

32

32

33

33

33

33

846

Brighton and Hove

56

56

56

56

56

56

58

58

61

825

Buckinghamshire

184

185

185

185

185

190

192

195

199

845

East Sussex

156

156

156

156

156

156

155

155

155

850

Hampshire

430

433

434

437

437

438

438

439

439

921

Isle of Wight

46

46

46

46

46

46

46

46

46

886

Kent

466

470

474

474

475

476

476

475

474

887

Medway

85

86

88

88

89

90

89

89

88

826

Milton Keynes

90

91

89

88

86

86

84

86

84

931

Oxfordshire

233

233

234

234

233

233

234

233

233

851

Portsmouth

53

53

53

53

53

53

53

53

53

870

Reading

37

37

37

38

38

38

39

39

39

871

Slough

27

27

27

29

29

29

30

31

31

852

Southampton

61

63

63

63

64

65

65

67

69

936

Surrey

314

318

319

323

324

324

327

327

328

869

West Berkshire

66

66

68

68

68

68

68

68

68

938

West Sussex

240

242

242

249

249

249

249

250

248

868

Windsor and Maidenhead

45

46

46

46

46

46

46

46

46

872

Wokingham

51

52

52

52

53

54

54

54

55

South West

1,940

1,954

1,974

1,981

1,985

1,991

1,992

1,999

2,005

800

Bath and North East Somerset

63

64

68

68

68

68

69

69

69

837

Bournemouth

27

27

27

27

28

28

28

28

28

801

Bristol, City of

111

118

118

118

118

119

119

121

123

908

Cornwall

238

239

241

242

243

245

245

245

244

878

Devon

318

318

321

322

323

323

323

324

323

835

Dorset

136

137

138

138

139

139

138

138

138

916

Gloucestershire

250

250

252

252

252

252

254

254

254

420

Isles of Scilly

1

1

1

1

1

4

4

4

4

802

North Somerset

66

65

65

65

65

65

65

65

66

879

Plymouth

76

76

78

78

78

79

79

80

80

836

Poole

28

29

29

30

30

30

30

30

30

933

Somerset

223

223

224

224

223

223

224

224

224

803

South Gloucestershire

96

96

96

98

98

98

98

97

100

866

Swindon

67

67

67

67

66

66

66

70

71

880

Torbay

32

32

33

33

33

33

33

33

34

865

Wiltshire

208

212

216

218

220

219

217

217

217

1998

1997

England

18,312

18,392

North East

994

1,000

841

Darlington

38

840

Durham

251

289

390

Gateshead

77

79

805

Hartlepool

30

30

806

Middlesbrough

48

49

391

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

77

78

392

North Tyneside

57

57

929

Northumberland

143

143

807

Redcar and Cleveland

54

54

393

South Tyneside

57

58

808

Stockton-on-Tees

65

66

394

Sunderland

97

97

North West

2,780

2805

350

Bolton

105

105

351

Bury

70

70

875

Cheshire

425

429

909

Cumbria

299

300

340

Knowsley

62

63

888

Lancashire

597

597

341

Liverpool

166

171

352

Manchester

160

168

353

Oldham

101

102

354

Rochdale

76

76

355

Salford

87

88

343

Sefton

93

93

342

St Helens

62

62

356

Stockport

106

107

357

Tameside

79

80

358

Trafford

76

76

359

Wigan

114

116

344

Wirral

102

102

Yorkshire and Humber

1,984

1,991

370

Barnsley

88

90

380

Bradford

165

165

381

Calderdale

89

90

371

Doncaster

113

113

811

East Riding of Yorkshire

135

135

810

Kingston-Upon-Hull

80

80

382

Kirklees

153

153

383

Leeds

245

245

812

North East Lincolnshire

65

65

813

North Lincolnshire

69

71

815

North Yorkshire

328

328

372

Rotherham

112

114

373

Sheffield

149

149

384

Wakefield

131

131

816

York

62

62

East Midlands

1,751

1,754

831

Derby

81

830

Derbyshire

363

448

856

Leicester City

86

855

Leicestershire

228

332

925

Lincolnshire

289

289

928

Northamptonshire

269

268

891

Nottinghamshire

417

417

857

Rutland

18

West Midlands

1,971

1,979

330

Birmingham

332

332

331

Coventry

89

89

332

Dudley

82

82

884

Hereford and Worcester

281

282

333

Sandwell

107

111

893

Shropshire

210

210

334

Solihull

69

70

860

Staffordshire

319

407

861

Stoke

88

335

Walsall

102

102

937

Warwickshire

200

200

336

Wolverhampton

92

94

Eastern

2,132

2,130

820

Bedfordshire

147

215

873

Cambridgeshire

263

263

881

Essex

581

577

919

Hertfordshire

427

428

821

Luton

68

926

Norfolk

390

391

935

Suffolk

256

256

London

1,927

1,943

Inner London

745

755

202

Camden

42

42

201

City of London

1

1

204

Hackney

57

58

205

Hammersmith and Fulham

37

37

309

Haringey

74

76

206

Islington

54

56

207

Kensington and Chelsea

26

26

208

Lambeth

70

76

209

Lewisham

70

70

316

Newham

64

64

210

Southwark

73

72

211

Tower Hamlets

76

76

212

Wandsworth

60

60

213

Westminster

41

41

Outer London

1,182

1,188

301

Barking and Dagenham

51

52

302

Barnet

91

90

303

Bexley

64

64

304

Brent

59

60

305

Bromley

78

78

306

Croydon

96

97

307

Ealing

65

66

308

Enfield

65

66

203

Greenwich

70

72

310

Harrow

55

55

311

Havering

71

71

312

Hillingdon

68

69

313

Hounslow

64

64

314

Kingston-upon-Thames

37

37

315

Merton

49

49

317

Redbridge

52

53

318

Richmond-upon-Thames

39

39

319

Sutton

43

42

320

Waltham Forest

65

64

South East

2,754

2,765

846

Brighton and Hove

61

825

Buckinghamshire

201

285

845

East Sussex

155

218

850

Hampshire

439

563

921

Isle of Wight

46

46

886

Kent

564

564

826

Milton Keynes

85

931

Oxfordshire

234

239

851

Portsmouth

53

852

Southampton

69

936

Surrey

328

330

869

Berkshire

272

273

938

West Sussex

247

247

South West

2,019

2,025

800

Bath and NE Somerset

69

69

837

Bournemouth

28

801

City of Bristol

132

132

908

Cornwall

244

245

878

Devon

437

439

835

Dorset

138

195

916

Gloucestershire

255

257

420

Isles of Scilly

4

4

802

North Somerset

66

67

836

Poole

30

933

Somerset

225

225

803

South Gloucestershire

99

99

866

Swindon

72

865

Wiltshire

220

293

1 Local authorities listed for each year.

Note:

Due to local government reorganisation between 1998 and 1999 local boundaries are not comparable throughout.