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Pupil Achievements

Mrs. Anne Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary school children perform two or more years below their chronological age in (i) English and (ii) maths. [2992]

Mr. Robin Squire: This information is not collected by the Department. The table shows for 1994 the proportion of pupils in England at the end of key stages 1 and 3 reaching the expected national curriculum level of their age group. Figures for 1995, which for the first time will show the results of pupils at the end of key stages 1, 2 and 3, should be available in the new year, and will be placed in the Library.

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Percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 1 reaching or exceeding level 2

Teacher assessmentTest
Reading8080
Writing7067
Spelling7371
Handwriting8180
Mathematics8181

Based on a response rate from schools of about 52 per cent.


Percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 3 reaching or exceeding level 5

Teacher assessmentTest
English6358
Mathematics6560

Based on a response rate from schools of about 22 per cent.


Departmental Targets

Ms Armstrong: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is the published recommended response times within which her Department is expected to reply to letters from the public. [2998]

Mr. Paice: The Department aims to respond to all letters from members of the public within 20 working days, which is the target set in the code of practice on access to Government information.

Opting-out

Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many (a) schools, (b) primary schools and (c) secondary schools there are in England and Wales and in each county; how many schools have (i) held ballots to decide whether or not to opt out of local authority control and (ii) decided to opt out of local education authority control; and what are (i) and (ii) as a percentage of (a), (b) and (c) for each county and for England and Wales. [640]

Mr. Robin Squire: Information in respect of maintained schools in all local education authorities in England is set out in the table. Information for Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.

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Primary Secondary Total schools(6)
LEA area Schools(7) schools balloted on GM status Per cent. of schools held GM ballots Schools voted 'yes' Per cent. of schools voted 'yes' Schools(7) schools balloted on GM status Per cent. of schools held GM ballots Schools voted 'yes' Per cent. of schools voted 'yes' Schools Schools balloted on GM status Per cent. of schools held GM ballots Schools voted 'yes Per cent. of schools voted 'yes'
Corporation of London 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Camden41000011327218604723
Greenwich751111151700982222
Hackney6212121011000782311
Hammersmith and Fulham 37 2 5 1 3 9 1 11 1 11 52 3 6 2 4
Islington57000090000710000
Kensington and Chelsea 27 2 7 2 7 4 1 25 1 25 33 3 9 3 9
Lambeth7710139121165565510317171616
Lewisham7011111321500903311
Southwark7371068134314319611111010
Tower Hamlets 75 0 0 0 0 15 2 13 1 7 97 2 2 1 1
Wandsworth60583598897788013161013
Westminster410000811300521200
Barking and Dagenham 55 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 66 0 0 0 0
Barnet896722211152104811417151211
Bexley64463516744531841113810
Brent6071271213129212927819241924
Bromley78796817181061710010026262424
Croydon9855332094594512414111210
Ealing664646128676508512141012
Enfield6746111663853188101167
Haringey76000090000900000
Harrow54000010110110681111
Havering71340018422422927844
Hillingdon711014101415128014939422232426
Hounslow62000014214214812222
Kingston3613131044044049510510
Merton491200111919642312
Newham660000141717851111
Redbridge540000151717741111
Richmond39000080000500000
Sutton4361437148578576014231118
Waltham Forest 62 2 3 1 2 16 2 13 2 13 84 5 6 4 5
Birmingham332103527924301722444348225
Coventry8911001900001191100
Dudley8311112294173211210987
Sandwell1120000204202101434321
Solihull7011111321518873322
Walsall10333222094573513112997
Wolverhampton982200207355251249754
Knowsley6400001132719833411
Liverpool17421113592641123111552
St. Helens661212121800832211
Sefton9300002229001212200
Wirral1060000214192101394321
Bolton1053311163193191286543
Bury712311140000892211
Manchester17111112814002252110
Oldham10200001517001241100
Rochdale76912681442921497131388
Salford88000018422161134411
Stockport109000015213001312200
Tameside801100186333171057733
Trafford780000167445311017755
Wigan12111002115151512111
Barnsley92111114214001093311
Doncaster11055443426131517553
Rotherham11500001716001391100
Sheffield149171115103182661919725132111
Bradford1651068587111367265218145
Calderdale91896715117396010919171514
Kirklees1584300326193919910532
Leeds24742214637123077231
Wakefield13122222913131703232
Gateshead8011001321500993300
Newcastle upon Tyne 79 1 1 0 0 21 1 5 0 0 110 2 2 0 0
North Tyneside5823122331329865633
South Tyneside580000110000740000
Sunderland10000001700001251100
Isles of Scilly400001000050000
Avon367720060582345312320
Bedfordshire21952317020291116303269155
Berkshire272114835917291322344288216
Buckinghamshire 286 12 4 8 3 44 11 25 10 23 350 23 7 18 5
Cambridgeshire2651047344235217393253310247
Cheshire4351027267111646523214112
Cleveland20110004437002614200
Cornwall24721103100002822110
Cumbria3003512279421638163834751154312
Derbyshire4492151236127441728530489295
Devon4391132063111771152322492
Dorset19832215614251221266218166
Durham29500004325003512100
East Sussex21810003526002723100
Essex57884157713103757372707151622315221
Gloucestershire257249218423276307131656185116
Hampshire5672141839323251819705456375
Hereford and Worcester 286 3 1 1 0 76 9 12 5 7 376 12 3 6 2
Hertfordshire4291531238932362933547479417
Humberside352624160470042710241
Isle of Wight460000210000690000
Kent567315295128765974587291071510314
Lancashire59810261106181798746284152
Leicestershire33241007910135642915361
Lincolnshire29033112910633149304837264175916
Norfolk39427721552193713254584610347
North Yorkshire39251105935004669220
Northamptonshire 270 17 6 13 5 63 21 33 13 21 346 38 11 26 8
Northumberland14411116100122141021
Nottinghamshire4241000829114553311251
Oxfordshire23710104425002964121
Shropshire212636235720720256135125
Somerset22863423938252759362
Staffordshire40951418510125652315392
Suffolk25600007711003431000
Surrey332247227521835173340842103910
Warwickshire23515612537924822285248207
West Sussex247101041410003035210
Wiltshire294279248442455173935151154112
England18,551678450733,614893256821923,3851,58971,2045

(6) Figures for total numbers of maintained schools in England include special schools.

(7) Figures for numbers of maintained schools, primary, secondary and total, are derived from the January 1995 DfEE Annual Schools' Census, and exclude those schools which have closed subsequent

to holding a ballot on GM status. Figures for the proportion of schools that have held GM ballots need to be viewed accordingly.


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