List of UK Schools & Colleges with Headteacher Contact Details and Total No. of Pupils

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Dear Department for Education,

Under the Freedom of Information Act could you please provide a list of all Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges in the United Kingdom with the Name of the School, Status, Address, Contact Telephone Number, Headteacher, Headteacher Email Address and Total No. of Pupils / Students. If this could be provided in a .csv or Microsoft Excel format, this would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Gerry Burke

Dear Department for Education,

If the head teacher and/or head teacher email address is unavailable. An alternative email address such as the school's office would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Gerry Burke

Department for Education

Dear Mr Burke

Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible. For information; the departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2013/0046694

Thank you

Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Tel: 0370 000 2288

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Dear Mr Burke,

ECHO number - 2013/0046694                                 Due date 13^th August 2013



Thank you for your request for information received on 23^rd July 2013. You requested:


“a list of all Primary School, Secondary Schools and Colleges in the United Kingdom with the
name of the school, status, address, contact telephone number, head teacher, head teacher
email address and total number of pupils..”


I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and a  copy of the
information as held by the Department as at 29^th July 2013 is attached. 


I have prepared for you on an Excel spread sheet a standard extract of all Educational
establishments (including, LA Maintained, Independent, Academies, CTCs, Free Schools, Studio
Schools Further Education and Higher Education) in England with addresses, Head Teacher
details, school email addresses and telephone number where available.


At present the Department does not hold individual Head Teacher or school staff email
information, and for this reason we have supplied you with the school email address where


The extract can be sorted to your own requirements by Phase of Education (primary, secondary
etc.) or Type of Establishment (academy, free school, community school, etc.). Further
information on these and other terms used within this extract can be found in the EduBase
glossary:  [1]


Pupil numbers are taken from the spring 2012 School Census collection, any school which has
opened since that collection will have no figures relating to number of pupils on role.


The Department does not hold information for educational establishments in Scotland, Wales
and Northern Ireland. This information may be available using the following links:


Scotland  [2]


Wales  [3]


Northern Ireland  [4]



As part of the data extract we have included the school Unique Reference Number (URN) so
that if you require further information on any particular school record please go to
[5] where you will be able to view more information.


If you have any further issues or queries please do not hesitate to contact the EduBase
helpdesk using the feedback form: [6]


The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright. You are free to use
it for your own purposes, including for private study and non-commercial research, and for
any other purpose authorised by an exception in current copyright law. Documents (except
photographs) can be also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of
news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would require the
permission of the copyright holder.


Most documents produced by the Department for Education will be protected by Crown
Copyright. Most Crown copyright information can be re-used under the Open Government Licence
([7] For information about
the OGL and about re-using Crown Copyright information please see The National Archives


If you have any queries about this letter please contact me. Please remember to quote the
reference number above in any future communications.


If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should make a complaint
to the Department by writing to me within two calendar months of the date of this letter. 
Your complaint will be considered by an independent review panel, who were not involved in
the original consideration of your request. 


If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the Department, you may then
contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. 


Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2013/0046694. If you need to respond
to us, please visit: [9], and quote your reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Naomi Williamson
Data and Statistics Division
[email address]

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Dear Department for Education,

Thank you for dealing with my request. Unfortunately upon downloading the file, my computer is telling me it is corrupt, which I think is quite common once uploaded to 'What Do They Know'.

Please could you forward the Excel file to my email: [email address]

Yours faithfully,

Gerry Burke

email [at] apsu [dot] com