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Stevenson Report

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the implementation of the Stevenson Commission Report; and if she will list the recommendations of the report which have yet to be implemented. [48272]

Phil Hope: The Stevenson Commission Report was issued in March 1997 and made five major recommendations. Since then the Government has sustained a programme of activity that has addressed all these major recommendations and has supported the development of ICT in schools resulting in:


19962005
Primary1:191:6.7
Secondary1:91:4.1


Percentage

19982004
Primary6585
Secondary6181

We continue to maintain activity in this area and last March launched a new system wide e-strategy. We have also recently announced an additional £50 million to help the most disadvantaged pupils gain access to ICT at home.

Teachers (Fraudulent Applications)

Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many reports of serious (a) fraud and (b) deception in connection with an application for employment as a teacher were received by her Department in each year since 1997. [47359]


 
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Jacqui Smith: The Department does not keep this information.

Underachieving/Deprived Pupils

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will rank local authorities by their proportion of (a) underachieving and (b) deprived school pupils; and if she will make a statement. [41299]

Jacqui Smith: Information on (a) the proportion of pupils at Key Stage 4 achieving 5 or more A* to C or equivalent grades at GCSE and (b) the proportion of pupils in secondary schools known to be eligible for free school meals in 2005 is shown in the tables.
Maintained secondary schools: percentage of pupils at key stage 4 achieving 5 or more A* to C at GCSE and equivalent(92), by local authority areas in England, ranked in ascending order of percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more A* to C at GCSE and equivalent (2005)

Percentage
England Average(93)57.1
Total (Maintained sector)55.0
Bristol36.5
Blackpool40.7
Nottingham City41.5
North East Lincolnshire42.6
Sandwell43.0
Manchester43.9
Kingston-upon-Hull44.0
Islington44.2
Doncaster44.5
Knowsley44.6
Barnsley45.4
Leicester City45.5
Isle of Wight45.5
Salford45.6
Middlesbrough45.7
Greenwich45.7
Portsmouth46.0
Walsall46.2
Coventry46.4
Reading46.4
Bradford46.6
Sheffield46.7
Westminster46.8
Blackburn with Darwen46.9
Nottinghamshire47.1
Merton47.1
Southampton47.1
Southwark47.2
Hackney47.3
Haringey47.7
Stoke on Trent48.1
Redcar and Cleveland48.3
Liverpool49.1
Thurrock49.1
Waltham Forest49.1
Halton49.2
Rochdale49.2
Lewisham49.4
Rotherham49.5
Leeds49.6
Swindon50.1
Luton50.3
Bolton50.7
Barking and Dagenham50.8
North Lincolnshire50.9
Tower Hamlets50.9
Newham51.0
Hillingdon51.0
Kirklees51.1
Durham51.2
Sunderland51.5
Milton Keynes51.6
South Tyneside51.7
Tameside51.7
Wigan51.7
Enfield51.7
Hartlepool51.8
Camden51.8
Oldham51.9
Northamptonshire52.0
Bournemouth52.0
Medway52.2
Newcastle upon Tyne52.3
Norfolk52.6
Lambeth53.0
Torbay53.1
Derby53.4
Dudley53.5
North Tyneside53.7
Bedfordshire53.8
City of Peterborough53.8
Telford and The Wrekin53.9
Wandsworth54.1
Bracknell Forest54.3
Oxfordshire54.4
Staffordshire54.5
Croydon54.5
Stockport54.7
Calderdale54.7
City of Plymouth54.8
Stockton on Tees54.9
Richmond upon Thames54.9
East Sussex54.9
Brighton and Hove55.0
Wolverhampton55.1
Derbyshire55.4
South Gloucestershire55.5
St Helens55.7
Worcestershire55.7
Cornwall55.8
West Sussex55.9
Devon55.9
Slough56.2
Wakefield56.4
Darlington56.6
Essex56.6
Somerset56.6
Lancashire56.7
Herefordshire56.7
Birmingham56.7
Wirral56.8
Cumbria57.1
Leicestershire57.1
Sefton57.3
Warwickshire57.3
Brent57.3
North Somerset57.4
Bexley57.5
Bury57.8
Hounslow57.9
Wiltshire58.1
Suffolk58.3
Cambridgeshire58.3
Northumberland58.9
Lincolnshire59.0
Hammersmith and Fulham59.0
Ealing59.5
Windsor and Maidenhead59.5
Kent59.8
Cheshire60.2
York60.6
Wokingham60.8
Dorset60.8
West Berkshire60.9
Hampshire60.9
East Riding of Yorkshire61 2
Havering61.2
Warrington61.3
Surrey61.3
Southend61.6
Hertfordshire61.8
Kensington and Chelsea61 8
Harrow61.9
North Yorkshire62.7
Gloucestershire62.8
Shropshire63.2
Bath and North East Somerset63.5
Poole63.8
Bromley64.0
Barnet64.1
Solihull64.2
Gateshead65.5
Rutland66.5
Kingston upon Thames67.6
Buckinghamshire67.6
Sutton68.0
Redbridge70.0
Trafford70.2
Isles of Scilly82.6


(92) Figures include GCSEs and other approved qualifications
(93) Includes independent schools


 
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Maintained secondary schools(94): school meal arrangements(95), by local authority areas in England, ranked in descending order of percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals (2005)

Percentage
England14.0
Tower Hamlets61.5
Southwark46.3
Islington43.0
Manchester42.9
Newham41.9
Hackney38.6
Lambeth38.3
Haringey37.1
Knowsley35.3
Middlesbrough33.1
Westminster32.8
Hammersmith and Fulham32.7
Birmingham31.8
Greenwich31.4
Camden31.0
Nottingham30.4
Liverpool30.2
Kensington and Chelsea28.3
Lewisham27.6
Barking and Dagenham26.9
Ealing26.7
Waltham Forest26.4
South Tyneside26.3
Bradford25.6
Wandsworth25.2
Salford25.0
Blackburn with Darwen24.7
Rochdale24.1
Kingston Upon Hull, City of24.0
Luton23.6
Wirral23.4
Newcastle upon Tyne22.3
Leicester22.2
Brent22.0
Enfield21.4
Redcar and Cleveland21.3
Barnsley20.6
Hartlepool20.3
Stoke-on-Trent20.1
Oldham20.0
Hounslow19.6
Halton19.5
Harrow19.3
Blackpool19.2
Croydon19.0
Sandwell18.9
Wolverhampton18.5
Bristol, City of17.8
Tameside17.6
Leeds17.6
North East Lincolnshire17.5
Durham17.4
Hillingdon17.3
Gateshead17.2
Stockton-on-Tees17.1
Telford and Wrekin17.1
Southampton17.0
Coventry16.8
St. Helens16.7
Derby16.7
Walsall16.6
Sheffield16.5
Richmond upon Thames16.4
Peterborough16.4
Kirklees16.3
Merton16.1
Brighton and Hove16.1
Isle of Wight15.9
Bolton15.6
Sunderland15.5
Sefton15.5
Portsmouth15.3
Slough15.1
Redbridge15.0
Rotherham15.0
Dudley14.9
Darlington14.7
Barnet14.7
Wakefleld14.6
Wigan14.3
Doncaster14.2
Thurrock13.6
Bury13.5
Torbay13.4
Calderdale13.3
Lancashire13.0
Reading12.7
Southend-on-Sea12.1
North Lincolnshire12.1
North Tyneside12.1
Plymouth11.8
Stockport11.8
Cumbria11.4
Nottinghamshire11.2
East Sussex11.0
Northumberland10.9
Solihull10.9
Trafford10.8
Bournemouth10.7
Bromley10.3
Milton Keynes10.2
Norfolk9.9
Cornwall9.8
Havering9.7
Derbyshire9.4
Bedfordshire9.2
Suffolk9.0
Bexley9.8
Cheshire8.9
Kent8.8
Medway8.7
Essex8.5
Kingston upon Thames8.3
Swindon8.3
Worcestershire8.3
Devon8.3
Warrington8.2
Staffordshire8.1
Oxfordshire8.0
Sutton8.0
Somerset8.0
North Somerset7.8
Herefordshire7.7
York7.6
Cambridgeshire7.4
Warwickshire7.2
Northamptonshire7.2
East Riding of Yorkshire7.0
Gloucestershire6.9
South Gloucestershire6.8
Hampshire6.8
Lincolnshire6.8
Bath and North East Somerset6.7
Hertfordshire6.7
Shropshire6.7
West Sussex6.2
Dorset6.0
North Yorkshire5.9
Leicestershire5.9
Surrey5.8
Buckinghamshire5.8
Wiltshire5.7
Bracknell Forest5.5
Poole5.4
Windsor and Maidenhead5.4
West Berkshire4.9
Wokingham4.9
Rutland3.2
Isles of Scilly(96)1.6
City of Londonn/a



n/a=Not applicable. No schools of this type.
(94) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(95) Includes dually registered pupils and boarding pupils.
(96) Isles of Scilly is deemed primary, but is included in this analysis for consistency with the table on attainment.


 
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