As well as collecting information on the condition of school building we also started collecting information on their suitability from April 2010 onwards. Suitability is different from condition as it considers how well suited the school building and facilities are to pupils learning rather than what condition they are in.
Table 5.3: Suitability of all schools and the number of pupils on their school roll, April 2010 - April 2012(1)
|Suitability not recorded||41||21||12|
|D - Bad||55||52||50|
|Pupils on school roll (2)|
|Suitability not recorded||7,697||3,266||418|
(1) See background notes 3.16 for more information on the suitability ratings.
(2) This comes from the number of pupils on the school roll in the Pupil Census returns for the previous September, e.g. September 2011 for the April 2012 figures. So schools which opened after September but before April will not have any pupils recorded for that academic year.
The proportion of schools with a good or satisfactory suitability has increased from 74 per cent in April 2010 to 77 per cent in April 2012. Taking into account the different number of pupils in each school, this has resulted in the number of pupils in schools with a good or satisfactory suitability increasing from 76 per cent in April 2010 to 79 per cent in April 2012.
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