Primary schools with more than 400 pupils

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Dear Department for Education,

I would like a list of all primary schools with 400 or more pupils on their roll.

This list should include basic information on their headcount, location, LA, and type (eg voluntary aided), together with the staff establishment.

Yours faithfully,

Hugh Gibbons

Department for Education

Dear Mr Gibbons

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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 the reference number
2011/0050232.

Thank you
Central Allocation Team
Public Communications Unit
Tel: 0370 000 2288
www.education.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Gibbons,
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 7 July.
You requested a list of all primary schools with 400 or more pupils on
their roll. The list should include basic information on their headcount,
location, LA and type, together with the staff establishment. I have dealt
with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

A copy of the information as at January 2011 is attached in the excel
spreadsheet, excluding the staff information. The staff information at
school level was published on the 20^th July 2011 at the following link:
[1]http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB.... The
data is available in the section on this page called `Publication's
Underlying Data'. The two sets of data (excel files) can be matched using
the column labelled "URN".

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Yours sincerely,

Claire Lyall
Data and Statistics Division
[email address]
[2]www.education.gov.uk

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2011/0050232.

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Hugh Gibbons left an annotation ()

The information came fairly quickly as a very handy Excel spreadsheet, allowing easy sorting and sifting. It was a surprise to find 2500 listed - against an assumption of 2-300. One has over 1000 pupils, and 20 over 900. Most of the really big ones are in the London area. (I asked for location as well as type of school eg community, voluntary controlled.)I've used the data in preparing to invite big schools to join in something enjoyable called Schools Sing Out Against Poverty in October - see www.just1.org.uk/singoutagainstpoverty. It's now meant working my way through the websites of each school to find their current contact points. But the DepEd data has made it much easier to pinpoint, for example, large Voluntary Aided schools. I'd previously had similar FOI data for secondary schools with over 800 pupils. So a happy customer, and thanks and Well Done all round. And you can sing out too, if you want!

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