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GCSE Passes

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils attained five or more GCSE passes at grades A-C, by social class, in (a) grammar schools and (b) comprehensive schools in each of the past five years. [11629]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The primary source of information on GCSE attainment broken down by school type and personal characteristics is the youth cohort study (YCS). The YCS is run in alternate years; estimates for the proportion who gained five or more A*-C grades at GCSE in 1995, 1997 and 1999 are provided in the table.

Percentage

SchoolsNon manual backgroundManual background
1995
Grammar9487
Comprehensive5933
1997
Grammar9592
Comprehensive6034
1999
Grammar(16)(16)
Comprehensive6039

(16) Figures for Grammar schools in 1999 are not available


These estimates include schools in England and Wales only, and exclude independent and modern schools.

Nuclear Engineering Degrees

Mr. Whittingdale: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list those universities offering a course in nuclear engineering; and if she will make a statement. [11765]

Margaret Hodge: No universities currently offer an undergraduate course specifically in nuclear engineering. However, a report by the Health and Safety Executive/ Nuclear Installations Inspectorate in October 2000, "Nuclear Education and Research in British Universities",

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listed eight higher education institutions (HEIs) offering undergraduate courses with nuclear engineering modules. Those were:


The following 12 institutions offered masters courses relevant to nuclear education:



The HSE/NII report is expected to be updated during the second half of 2002.

Schools (Worcestershire)

Mr. Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills over what transitional period the new funding formula for Worcestershire schools will be phased in; and if she will make a statement. [11882]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 1 November 2001]: We are continuing to work on the new funding system with external partners: no decisions have been made on the period over which the new system will need to be phased in.

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Teachers (Ethnic Minorities)

Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers from ethnic minorities have entered the profession in each of the last three years for which figures are available. [11999]

Mr. Timms: This information is not collected centrally.

Literacy and Numeracy

Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which local education authorities had agreed new targets in literacy and numeracy for 11-year-olds by 26 October; and what the targets were in each case. [12090]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 2 November 2001]: The new 2004 targets for literacy and numeracy will be agreed as part of the education development plan approval process in the early part of next year.

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Three-year-olds

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many places were provided for three-year-olds in each local education authority in (a) 1999–2000 and (b) 2000–01 (i) in LEA-funded settings, (ii) in Government-funded settings and (iii) in other settings; and how many were taken up in each category. [12242]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 2 November 2001]: The available information on the numbers of three-year-olds in free early years education places in each local education authority area is shown in the following table. The table shows the numbers of three-year-olds taking up: 1. Local education authority funded places; 2. Places funded directly by Government in the private, voluntary and independent sectors including places in settings run by the local authority rather than the local education authority, e.g. social services.

Number of three-year-olds taking up free early years education places, England, Government Office regions and each local education authority area 2000–01—Position in January each year

2000 2001
LEA nameMaintained(17)Private, voluntary and independent providers and other LA provisions(18)AllMaintained(17)Private, voluntary and independent providers and other LA provision(18)All
England229,88340,309270,192226,634108,813335,447
North East22,3372,24524,58221,8713,28825,159
Darlington975097591949968
Durham(19)3,8453314,1763,8506124,462
Gateshead(19)1,4125621,9741,3425931,935
Hartlepool(19)1,063361,09996134995
Middlesbrough(19)1,727531,7801,8491151,964
Newcastle upon Tyne(19)1,7577152,4721,7738572,630
North Tyneside(19)1,793541,8471,7672321,999
Northumberland2,11802,1182,1391362,275
Redcar and Cleveland(19)1,79521,7971,601141,615
South Tyneside(19)1,391811,4721,4501431,593
Stockton-on-Tees(19)1,911671,9781,8131001,913
Sunderland(19)2,5503442,8942,4074042,811
North West41,3359,15650,49139,56620,72760,293
Blackburn with Darwen(19)1,0413811,4229666791,645
Blackpool(19)3231,2711,5943141,0751,389
Bolton(19)2,1557962,9512,0889263,014
Bury 1,04501,0451,046911,137
Cheshire2,24602,2462,1727832,955
Cumbria2,41802,4182,4101,1383,548
Halton(19)6235651,1885425771,119
Knowsley(19)2,066732,1391,8471331,980
Lancashire4,25304,2534,1995,1559,354
Liverpool(19)3,8901,2975,1873,6481,3104,958
Manchester(19)4,0785224,6003,8907134,603
Oldham(19)1,5258462,3711,5071,0482,555
Rochdale(19)1,3878852,2721,2879662,253
Salford(19)2,0471472,1941,8362472,083
Sefton(19)2,0782892,3672,1037782,881
St. Helens(19)1,1023621,4641,0844951,579
Stockport1,62501,6251,703871,790
Tameside(19)1,6465162,1621,5805812,161
Trafford1,58001,5801,4971961,693
Warrington96309638891,0991,988
Wigan1,51301,5131,3581,1942,552
Wirral(19)1,7311,2062,9371,6001,4553,055
Yorkshire and The Humber32,5417,20439,74531,80415,22247,026
Barnsley(19)1,4042261,6301,3565291,885
Bradford(19)4,7478055,5524,5201,1975,717
Calderdale1,30501,3051,1846661,850
Doncaster(19)2,2191102,3292,2491612,410
East Riding of Yorkshire1,03301,0331,0241381,162
Kingston-upon-Hull, City of(19)2,1114602,5712,0365172,553
Kirklees(19)2,6184073,0252,4891,4883,977
Leeds(19)5,8741,7797,6535,6421,7867,428
North East Lincolnshire(19)9985211,5199335541,487
North Lincolnshire58505856375361,173
North Yorkshire1,79601,7961,7053,2184,923
Rotherham(19)1,4477242,1711,3648752,239
Sheffield(19)2,9321,8154,7473,3722,0305,402
Wakefield(19)2,6843583,0422,5926113,203
York(19)78807887019161,617
East Midlands19,8961,62121,51719,1038,32127,424
Derby1,93401,9341,8458592,704
Derbyshire4,24304,2434,0163,0997,115
Leicester(19)2,3359643,2992,1461,1123,258
Leicestershire87087129639768
Lincolnshire1,78501,7851,749411,790
Northamptonshire2,29902,2992,2948353,129
Nottingham(19)2,6536573,3102,5097003,209
Nottinghamshire4,46104,4614,3281,0085,336
Rutland990998730117
West Midlands30,9355,18836,12330,4419,45039,891
Birmingham(19)7,2943,27510,5697,2003,84411,044
Coventry(19)1,9769572,9331,9841,0313,015
Dudley2,22702,2272,3367383,074
Herefordshire3400340336115451
Sandwell(19)3,217213,2383,0591003,159
Shropshire4240424499309808
Solihull1,54201,5421,499591,558
Staffordshire2,56102,5612,5544432,997
Stoke-on-Trent(19)2,0322852,3171,8423672,209
Telford and Wrekin(19)5414641,0056515961,247
Walsall(19)2,928702,9982,8381512,989
Warwickshire1,60301,6031,4738132,286
Wolverhampton(19)2,7201152,8352,5841342,718
Worcestershire1,53001,5301,5867512,337
East of England14,865014,86515,7404,35220,092
Bedfordshire1,21101,2111,2022181,420
Cambridgeshire1,09101,0911,1548672,021
Essex1,96101,9611,92922212,213
Hertfordshire5,89005,8906,4062576,663
Luton95409549759961,971
Norfolk1,88501,8851,9321262,058
Peterborough3160316288593881
Southend-on-Sea4530453446440886
Suffolk63306338574771,334
Thurrock4710471488157645
London46,46612,13858,60446,67920,82567,504
Inner London21,7738,56730,34021,50810,07831,586
Camden(19)9167691,6859157181,633
City of London1001012113
Hackney(19)1,6089512,559129682,488
Hammersmith and Fulham(19)1,1023711,4731,0255861,611(19)
Haringey(19)1,9803962,3761,9324862,418
Islington(19)1,2477802,0271,2528122,064
Kensington and Chelsea5910591612277889
Lambeth(19)1,9571,1023,0591,9551,1633,118
Lewisham(19)1,8698162,6851,8929682,860
Newham(19)3,4624483,9103,3065513,857
Southwark(19)2,2147452,9592,2421,1503,392
Tower Hamlets(19)2,3473152,6622,3582812,639
Wandsworth(19)1,6611,2932,9541,6291,3492,978
Westminster(19)8095791,3888587681,626
Outer London24,6933,57128,26425,17110,74735,918
Barking and Dagenham(19)1,3932941,6871,4183261,744
Barnet2,01002,0101,9953892,384
Bexley1,38501,3851,3149112,225
Brent(19)1,6847542,4381,6848752,559
Bromley2420242247428675
Croydon 1,82601,8261,8946232,517
Ealing(19)2,5875553,1422,6045273,131
Enfield1,3001,2301,2361,0342,270
Greenwich(19)1,8947152,6091,807652,565
Harrow6200620615350965
Havering55005506031,2101,813
Hillingdon1,36001,3601,8131191,932
Hounslow(19)1,5234792.0021,5645502,114
Kingston upon Thames94009409111721,083
Merton1,66501,6651,7071171,824
Redbridge1,60401,6041,5878522,439
Richmond upon Thames585058554640586
Sutton2450245266360626
Waltham Forest(19)1,3507732,1231,3671,0982,465
South East12,58573613,32112,70514,25426,959
Bracknell Forest1110111147735882
Brighton and Hove(19)7727121,4847321,0321,764
Buckinghamshire68606867904041,194
East Sussex57005705881,1131,701
Hampshire60106015891,7482,337
Isle of Wight(19)13423157131471602
Kent1,41201,4121,4948182,312
Medway42104214122,1192,531
Milton Keynes3680368379197576
Oxfordshire99509951,0242131,237
Portsmouth43504354418801,321
Reading7380738716202918
Slough9320932976311,007
Southampton43504353341,3461,680
Surrey2,42902,4292,4262,1454,571
West Berkshire261026127399372
West Sussex83808388164411,257
Windsor and Maidenhead3060306306226532
Wokingham141014113132163
South West8,9232,02310,9468,72512,37521,100
Bath and North East Somerset3030303288195482
Bournemouth26702672829141,196
Bristol, City of2,80202,8022,6531,1693,822
Cornwall and Isle of Scilly(19)1,0571,6662,7239872,0893.076
Devon1,19701,1971,2006301,830
Dorset2460246215288503
Gloucestershire74074973,3853,482
North somerset195019520098200
Plymouth(19)7763581,1347441,5082,252
Poole7807892742834
Somerset4740474503217720
South Gloucestershire3310331341145486
Swindon4140414412172584
Torbay3940394391505896
Wiltshire3150315320319639

(17) Headcount of children aged three at 31 December in the previous calendar year from Annual Schools' Census.

(18) Part-time equivalent number of children aged three at private, voluntary, independent and local authority settings.

(19) This LEA received Nursery Education Grant funding for three-year-olds in 1999–2000, there were 65 such LEAs.


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