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                                                 Pupil Numbers: Single-sex and Co-education
Pupils
New Pupils
 529,164
106,688
 The ISC annual Census was carried out in January 2018. All 1,326
               schools in UK membership of the constituent associations completed the survey. The Census covers 529,164 pupils and provides a detailed snapshot of the schools and of the wider social and economic trends in the UK.
are single-sex educating 128,618 pupils collectively. 34 ISC schools
are single-sex except in their nursery. Excluding these schools in the
668 350
Half of all ISC schools are not academically The majority of ISC schools have fewer
selective. A further 276 schools have academic than 350 pupils. The typical size is just Figse7le.ctGionirolnslyafosr soampe aegrecraengnest.age of all upnudepr 2i0l0spupils.
Pupil numbers have now exceeded the previous pre-recession high and stand at their highest level since records began in 1974.
New pupils at ISC schools. Over
a quarter of new pupils to ISC schools joined from the state-funded sector.
               Further, Figure 7 illustrates that there are many other schools that are predominantly single-sex. Single-sex girls’ schools are more common than single-sex boys’ schools and co-educational schools tend to have
          Academic Selection School Size Means-tested Assistance
Partnerships
count of single-sex schools leaves 18% of ISC schools being single-sex. slightly more boys than girls.
ISC schools in partnership
to seconding teaching staff to serving as governors at state schools.
£398m
1,137
Provided in means-tested fee assistance for pupils at ISC schools. Nearly half of all pupils on means-tested bursaries have more than half of their fees remitted.
with state schools. The types of partnerships vary from academy sponsorship
     300 250
           International Baccalaureate
Higher Education
Overseas Pupils
Charitable Work
 200
91%
28,513
£16m
24%
ISC pupils make up nearly a quarter of all
Pupils who leave ISC schools and go on to Higher Education. The majority, 54%, continue to a Russell Group university of which 5% choose to study at Oxbridge.
There are 28,513 pupils in ISC schools whose parents live overseas. This represents 5.4% of all pupils and brings cultural diversity to our schools.
Around £16 million was raised
   schools 100
Single-sex girls’
for charities at ISC schools and
    150
schools
pupils worldwide gaining the maximum score of 45 points. Single-sex boys’
860 schools organised volunteering opportunities for staff and/or pupils.
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Pupil-Teacher Ratio
SEND
Ethnic Diversity
              8.6
79,281
33.4%
       0
       Pupils for every teacher on average
at ISC schools. There is a total number of 58,573 full-time equivalent teachers.
The number of pupils at ISC schools who have been identified as having special educational needs and/or
a disability (SEND).
Our ethnic diversity closely mirrors that of the general population, with similar regional variation.
    Percentage of girls
          Proportion of year groups that are entirely boys, entirely girls, or are co-educational
100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Year group is co-educational
Year group is entirely girls
Year group is entirely boys
         772
  950
   964
  968
  1,014
   1,029
  1,036
  1,051
   848
  850
  664
  667
  675
 580
 573
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Number of schools catering for each year group
 Nursery Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
0 1 -4 5 -9 10 - 14 15 - 19 20 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 34 35 - 39 40 - 44 45 - 49 50 - 54 55 - 59 60 - 64 65 - 69 70 - 74 75 - 79 80 - 84 85 - 89 90 - 94 95 - 99 100
Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13
% schools
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