School census

The school census is a statutory census that takes place during the autumn, spring and summer terms and collects information about individual pupils and about the schools themselves. The files in the download box at the bottom of this page detail numbers on roll at each school within the Lancashire County Council area, including their age profile, year profile and type of school. The January 2020 census showed that Lancashire had 175,701 pupils at 628 schools. 51 schools were academies and 577 maintained by Lancashire County Council.


Further statistics can be found on the DfE website

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Page updated October 2020

School census data is updated six weeks after the end of the census month (so October census is available second week of December, January census second week of March and May census, second week of July).