Key Statistics

Catholic Education

There are just over 2300 Catholic Schools in England and Wales:

• 1844 are primary
• 389 are secondary
• 17 are sixth form colleges
• 153 are Catholic Independent Schools, including 9 special schools and 4 academies

10% of schools in England and Wales are Catholic

There are over 800,000 pupils in Catholic maintained schools in England and Wales; approximately 71% of pupils are Catholic in these schools

27% of pupils in Catholic secondary schools are from ethnic minority backgrounds, compared to 25% of pupils in schools nationwide.

There are 3 Catholic University Colleges in England and 1 jointly Catholic and Anglican University

Education information: Source: 2009 CESEW Census Statistics

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