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Faith Schools

Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many non-religious state (a) primary and (b) secondary schools gained faith school status in each year since 1997. [31931]

Jacqui Smith: Non-religious schools cannot gain faith school status. It is possible for a non-religious school to close and for a new faith school to be established on the same site. This would require the following process. There must be local consultation followed by the publication of linked statutory proposals to close the school and open a new faith school. There would then follow a six-week period during which objections/expressions of support may be registered. The school organisation committee would then consider the proposals taking into account a number of factors including the views of local parents and the community. If the committee could not reach unanimous agreement, the proposals would pass to the schools adjudicator to make a decision. Approved proposals must be implemented. Before 1999 these decisions were made by the Secretary of State.
 
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The number of non-religious state primary and secondary schools that have closed and been replaced by faith schools in each year since 1997 is given in the following table:
PrimarySecondaryTotal
1997000
1998011
1999112
2000000
2001213
2002156
2003639
2004336
2005527
Total181634

Free School Meals

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of children receiving free school meals achieved five A*-C grades in (a) grammar schools, (b) non-selective schools, (c) academies, (d) city technology colleges, (e) foundation schools and (f) faith schools in (i) 2002, (ii) 2003, (iii) 2004 and (iv) 2005 where the proportion of children entitled to free school meals was (A) five per cent. and less, (B) greater than five but equal to and less than nine per cent., (C) greater than nine and equal to or less than 13 per cent., (D) greater than 13 per cent. and less than or equal to 21 per cent., (E) greater than 21 per cent. and less than or equal to 35 per cent., (F)greater than 35 per cent. and equal to or less than 50 per cent. and (G) more than 50 per cent. of the school's pupil numbers. [24282]

Jacqui Smith: The information requested is given for 2002, 2003 and 2004 in the following tables. Figures for2005 are not yet available.
Percentage of free school meal (FSM) pupils(74) achieving 5+ A*-C at GCSE and equivalent(75) in 2002 by school type and percentage of pupils eligible for FSM

Percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) in school
Number of schools
Type of schoolTotal number of schools(76)0>—5.0 FSM5.1—9.0
FSM
9.1—13.0 FSM13.1—21.0 FSM21.1—35.0 FSM35.1—50.0 FSM50.1 or more FSM
Grammar(77)123112911000
Non-selective(78)2,922367615485576487286106
Academies(79)
City Technology Colleges(79)130424300
Foundation(79)472140111798343133
Faith(80)501921119287693713

Percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) in school
Percentage of FSM pupils(74) attaining 5+ A*-C grades
Type of schoolTotal number of schools(76)0>—5.0 FSM5.1—9.0 FSM9.1—13.0 FSM13.1—21.0 FSM21.1—35.0 FSM35.1—50.0 FSM50.1 or more FSM
Grammar(77)12394.095.883.3100.0
Non-selective(78)2,92238.130.627.324.021.822.827.4
Academies(79)
City Technology Colleges(79)1370.884.083.965.6
Foundation(79)47255.034.429.024.727.426.641.9
Faith(80)50152.237.231.132.129.327.328.0


(74)Pupils aged 15 at the beginning of the academic year (i.e. 31 August 2001) that are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC).
(75)These figures include GCSEs and GNVQs only.
(76)These figures only include schools with at least one 15-year-old pupil eligible for free school meals (FSM).
(77)Grammar schools are community, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and foundation schools with a selective admissions policy.
(78)Non-selective schools are all maintained mainstream schools without a selective admissions policy.
(79)Figures for academies, city technology colleges and foundation schools are also included in the figures for Grammar and non-selective schools.
(80)Faith schools are all maintained mainstream schools with a listed religious character in the Annual School Census in 2002. Faith schools are also included in the figures for Grammar and non-selective schools.



 
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Percentage of free school meal (FSM) pupils(81) achieving 5+ A*-C at GCSE and equivalent(82) in 2003 by school type and percentage of pupils eligible for FSM

Percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) in school
Number of schools
Type of schoolTotal number of schools(83)0>—5.0 FSM5.1—9.0 FSM9.1—13.0 FSM13.1—21.0 FSM21.1—35.0 FSM35.1—50.0 FSM50.1 or more FSM
Grammar(84)1361241011000
Non-selective(85)2,912398647467555495244106
Academies(86)30000030
City Technology Colleges(86)150434400
Foundation(86)475153112757940133
Faith(87)5091031188784713313

Percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) in school
Percentage of FSM pupils(81) attaining 5+ A*-C grades
Type of schoolTotal number of schools(83)0>—5.0 FSM5.1—9.0 FSM9.1—13.0 FSM13.1—21.0 FSM21.1—35.0 FSM35.1—50.0 FSM50.1 or more FSM
Grammar(84)13691.390.262.595.7
Non-selective(85)2,91236.230.126.623.322.323.929.6
Academies(86)314.1
City Technology Colleges(86)1565.179.488.463.7
Foundation(86)47546.532.125.623.827.124.441.2
Faith(87)50949.237.433.129.827.834.133.2


(81)Pupils aged 15 at the beginning of the academic year (i.e. 31 August 2001) that are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC).
(82)These figures include GCSEs and GNVQs only.
(83)These figures only include schools with at least one 15-year-old pupil eligible for free school meals (FSM).
(84)Grammar schools are community, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and foundation schools with a selective admissions policy.
(85) Non-selective schools are all maintained mainstream schools without a selective admissions policy.
(86) Figures for academies, city technology colleges and foundation schools are also included in the figures for Grammar and non-selective schools.
(87) Faith schools are all maintained mainstream schools with a listed religious character in the Annual School Census in 2002. Faith schools are also included in the figures for Grammar and non-selective schools.



Percentage of free school meal (FSM) pupils(88) achieving 5+ A*-C at GCSE and equivalent(89) in 2004 by school type and percentage of pupils eligible for FSM

Percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) in school
Number of schools
Type of schoolTotal number of schools(90)0>—5.0 FSM5.1—9.0 FSM9.1—13.0 FSM13.1—21.0 FSM21.1—35.0 FSM35.1—50.0 FSM50.1 or more FSM
Grammar(91)1321181220000
Non-selective(92)2,931397651477563480256107
Academies(93)110000272
City Technology Colleges(93)140434300
Foundation(93)484154113728941123
Faith(94)5101011268585634010

Percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) in school
Percentage of FSM pupils(88) attaining 5+ A*-C grades
Type of schoolTotal number of schools(90)0>—5.0 FSM5.1—9.0 FSM9.1—13.0 FSM13.1—21.0 FSM21.1—35.0 FSM35.1—50.0 FSM50.1 or more FSM
Grammar(91)13291.286.491.7
Non-selective(92)2,93139.230.426.525.023.825.932.6
Academies(93)1144.420.67.5
City Technology Colleges(93)1470.770.588.972.2
Foundation(93)48451.932.126.825.529.425.243.7
Faith(94)51053.638.033.232.830.636.027.6


(88)Pupils aged 15 at the beginning of the academic year (i.e. 31 August 2001) that are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC).
(89)These figures include GCSEs and GNVQs only.
(90)These figures only include schools with at least one 15-year-old pupil eligible for free school meals (FSM).
(91)Grammar schools are community, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled and foundation schools with a selective admissions policy.
(92)Non-selective schools are all maintained mainstream schools without a selective admissions policy.
(93)Figures for academies, city technology colleges and foundation schools are also included in the figures for Grammar and non-selective schools.
(94)Faith schools are all maintained mainstream schools with a listed religious character in the Annual School Census in 2002. Faith schools are also included in the figures for Grammar and non-selective schools.



 
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Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of children are eligible for free school meals in (a) primary non-faith schools, (b) secondary non-faith schools and (c) faith schools, broken down by (i) Church of England,
 
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(ii)Catholic, (iii) Jewish, (iv) Muslim, (v) Sikh, (vi)Hindu and (vii) other category of faith school. [31506]

Jacqui Smith: The available information is given in the table. In January 2005 there were no maintained Hindu schools.
Maintained primary and secondary schools(95): number and percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals by religious character of school as at January 2005—England

Primary
Secondary
Number
on roll(96)
Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals(96)Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals(97)Number
on roll(96)
Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals(96)Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals(97)
Total4,205,670713,68017.03,317,590465,52014.0
Number religious character3,000,460565,65018.92,793,930401,56014.4
Church of England775,68085,02011.0168,96018,23010.8
Roman Catholic405,43060,61015.0320,39043,43013.6
Methodist4,54065014.4(98)(98)(98)
Other Christian faith(99)9,6201,21012.627,3201,6105.9
Jewish8,6902502.95,4903005.5
Muslim80025031.579028035.3
Sikh210208.04304010.3
Other230208.42907023.3


(95)Includes middle schools as deemed.
(96)Includes dually registered pupils.
(97)The number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals expressed as a percentage of the school population.
(98)Not applicable, no schools of this type.
(99)Includes schools of mixed denomination or other Christian beliefs.
Note:
Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. There may be discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and totals as shown.
Source:
Annual Schools Census





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