The School Capacity survey is a statutory collection of school level data on school capacity and local authority pupil forecasts.

The data collected allows the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and the DfE to identify those areas where there are pressures on school places and where significant shortfalls of places are anticipated by LAs. The Department uses the projections of pupil numbers to calculate how much Basic Needs funding local authorities should receive, enabling them to provide enough school places to meet future demand.

Collection details

  • Collection start date - 25 June 2012
  • Forecast data end date - 3 August 2012
  • School capacity data end date - 10 August 2012
  • Method of data collection - COLLECT
  • Participating schools - maintained community, foundation or voluntary primary or secondary schools, academies (including free schools, university technology colleges and studio schools) and city technology colleges.

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