Dear Department for Education,
I wondered if 1) You could tell me please how many Primary Schools there are in England and Wales.
2) Could you please tell me how many headmasters earn above £80,000 per annum and how many headteachers earn £60,000 or more annually.?

3)Could you possibly tell me how many Secondary Schools there are in England and Wales?
Does the Dept of Education administer Academy Schools?
4) Could you please tell me how many Head Teachers of Secondary Schools
a. Earn more than £60,000 b. Earn more than £80,000 c. Earn more than £100,000
d. Earn more than £125,000 e. Earn more than £150,000 f. Earn more than £200,000

Many thanks for your help and information.

Yours faithfully,

R Donovan.

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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 2017-0054593.

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear Mr Donovan

 

Thank you for your request for information on head teacher pay which I
received on 16^th November 2017. You asked:

 

Dear Department for Education, I wondered if

 

1) You could tell me please how many Primary Schools there are in England
and Wales.

 

2) Could you please tell me how many headmasters earn above £80,000 per
annum and how many head teachers earn £60,000 or more annually?

 

3) Could you possibly tell me how many Secondary Schools there are in
England and Wales?

 

Does the Dept of Education administer Academy Schools?

 

4) Could you please tell me how many Head Teachers of Secondary Schools

a. Earn more than £60,000   b. Earn more than £80,000 c. Earn more than
£100,000

d. Earn more than £125,000  e. Earn more than £150,000 f. Earn more than
£200,000.

 

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The information you have requested in items 1 and 3 is published, for
England, in Table 2a of the following statistical release:
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics...

 

Statistics showing the number of head teachers by phase and by school type
(maintained and academy schools separately) and their salaries (banded)
are published in Table 9d of the following statistical release:

[2]https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics...

 

The source of the head teacher salary data is the November 2016 School
Workforce Census and the latest results were published on June 22nd 2017.

 

The annual School Workforce Census, which covers England only, collects a
broad range of information on teachers, teaching assistants, and other
school staff employed by all local authority maintained schools, academy
and free schools.

 

 

Table 9d of the above published statistics release shows there were 1.3
thousand (full and part-time) head teachers in all school types earning
£100K or more and six hundred (full and part-time) head teachers in all
school types earning £110K or more. The published data do not break these
figures down into the higher salary bands requested. The following table
(figures rounded to the nearest 10) provides the extra data:

 

Full and part-time head teachers by salary band and phase

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  |Head teachers in primary|Head teachers in secondary |
| |schools |school |
|--------------------+------------------------+--------------------------------|
|Under £60,000 | 7,720| 100|
|--------------------+------------------------+--------------------------------|
|£60,000 to £80,000 | 8,000| 930|
|--------------------+------------------------+--------------------------------|
|£80,000 to £100,000 | 1,030| 1,570|
|--------------------+------------------------+--------------------------------|
|£100,000 to £125,000| 200| 770|
|--------------------+------------------------+--------------------------------|
|£125,000 to £150,000| 40| 130|
|--------------------+------------------------+--------------------------------|
|£150,000 to £200,000| 20| 50|
|--------------------+------------------------+--------------------------------|
|Over £200,000 | 0| 10|
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

School Workforce Census, November 2016

 

 

The Government’s pay reforms have given schools greater flexibility to
reward exceptional leaders and to attract strong leadership teams to work
in the most challenging schools. Governing bodies now have greater freedom
to determine the salary that school leaders will be paid, so that they can
respond to the changing leadership landscape and their own school’s
circumstances and incentivise teachers to take on the most challenging
leadership roles.

 

It is the responsibility of governing bodies and (for academies) Governing
Boards to determine the salary that school leaders will be paid and to
ensure that their flexibilities are used effectively. They need to satisfy
themselves that objective setting is rigorous and that they can make and
document robust decisions about pay progression at the end of the
appraisal year. Strong governance is therefore essential to ensure schools
and academy trusts are using their freedoms to set salaries sensibly.

 

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Neil Ross

Statistician: Teachers and Teaching Statistics

Data Insight and Statistics Division

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