Single reference for all school workforce statistics based on staff working in publicly funded schools in England.


Main text: SFR25/2017

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Tables: SFR25/2017

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Tables: SFR25/2017

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Underlying data: SFR25/2017

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Underlying data: SFR25/2017

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Qualification subject mappings: SFR25/2017

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Qualification subject mappings: SFR25/2017

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Methodology: SFR25/2017

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Pre-release access list: SFR25/2017



In 2018, we revised the regional and local authority (LA) level data on this page. To allow users to make multi-year and geographical comparisons more easily, we have now published a multi-year and multi-level file.

It includes estimates to account for schools who did not provide information in a given year for the staff headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE) numbers, so that year on year figures are comparable. Further work has also been done since the initial publication to improve the quality of the data upon which some of the other indicators were based.

Visit ‘School workforce in England: November 2018’ and select ‘Revised subnational school workforce census data 2010 to 2018’. You can also view the updated 2018 methodology note.

This statistical first release sets out the:

  • numbers of teachers and support staff in service

  • characteristics of teachers and support staff

  • teachers’ pay

  • teachers’ qualifications and curriculum

  • teacher vacancies

  • teacher sickness absence

  • pupil-to-teacher ratios

The release also includes information underlying the national tables at:

  • individual school level

  • local authority level

  • regional level

Teachers and teaching statistics team

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Published 22 June 2017
Last updated 23 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added link to ‘Revised subnational school workforce census data 2010 to 2018' and the updated 2018 methodology note.

  2. Corrected table 9c showing salary data for school leadership group teachers. Changes are to the mean salaries for male and female teachers in the ‘total state-funded schools’ category.

  3. First published.