There are more than a million children between 5–18 years old in UK schools who speak in excess of 360 languages between them.
How the numbers of EAL pupils in English schools has changed 2006 – 2016 (DfE Census, Jan 2016)
The latest official statistical publications relating to pupils, schools, attainment and education from the DFE are now published on the gov.uk website. Statistical information published before May 2010 can be found on the National Archives of the Research and Statistics gateway. Alternatively the NALDIC website contains downloadable source documents relating to all aspects of EAL.
Pupils in nursery, primary, middle and secondary schools acquiring EAL by local authority,region and stage of development (2003 2013)
Table 7.18 School Census in Wales 2012
Table 1.22 School Census in Wales, 2011