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Jacqui Smith: We do not have an estimate of the number of schools using private security patrols. However, guidance on their use is contained in our Managing School Facilities Guide 4, Improving Security in Schools".
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2005,
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Official Report, column 1959W, on schools, how many and what proportion of foundation schools currently have a foundation. 
Jacqui Smith: We do not hold this information centrally: foundation schools with a foundation are not a distinct category of schools, and so are not identified separately on the register of schools. However, based on information supplied by local authorities, we understand that 96 foundation schools have foundations, comprising around 11 per cent. of the total number of foundation schools.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to paragraph 54 of Priorities for Success, which courses that currently carry nine or fewer guided learning hours she plans to subsume into larger courses and fund; and from which courses of nine or fewer guided learning hours she intends to withdraw funding. 
Bill Rammell: The Department has no plans to issue guidance on this matter. Individual colleges and providers will decide how to re-organise their provision in light of the funding changes to be introduced and the priorities they agree with their local Learning and Skills Council.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of adult further education 19 plus students in (a) 200405 and (b) 200506 were (i) full-time and (ii) part-time. 
Bill Rammell: In 2004/05 there were 3,477,000 learners aged 19+ in further education (FE) funded by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). Of these learners 11 per cent. (366,000) were full-time 1 and the remaining 89 per cent. (3,111,000) part-time.
Figures for 2005/06 are not yet available as the LSC academic year which spans 1 August to 31 July has not finished. Initial estimatesbased on the numbers enrolled on October 1 2005will be published in the Statistical First Release (SFR) Further Education, Work-Based Learning for Young People and Adult and Community LearningLearner Numbers in England on 1 October 2005' by the LSC on 23 March 2006. Full-year figures for 2005/06 are likely to be published in December 2006.
1 Full-time students are defined as those enrolled on programmes of at least 450 guided learning hours per year, or for at least 150 guided learning hours per tri-annual period or more than 16 guided learning hours per week for shorter courses.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of adult further education 19 plus students were (a) employed, (b) self-employed, (c) unemployed and (d) economically inactive in (i) 200405 and (ii) 200506. 
The following table shows estimates of the proportion of adult further education 19+ students who were (a) employed, (b) self-employed, (c) unemployed and (d) economically inactive in 200405. Data come from the Labour Force Survey, winter 200405.
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Figures in the table are based on survey responses within the period December 2004 to February 2005. Estimates for the full academic year are not available from the Labour Force Survey. However, they may differ from the snapshot presented here as they will include a higher proportion of part-time learners.
Jacqui Smith: 2005 results show that 89 per cent. of pupils achieved five or more GCSEs or equivalent at grades A*-G, an increase of 0.2 percentage points compared with 2004. 96.4 per cent. (nearly 614,000) pupils reached school leaving age with a pass of some kind, an increase of 0.5 percentage point on 2004.
The Department has a number of initiatives to ensure that schools receive the resources, advice and support that they need to raise attainment further at Key Stage 4. The Key Stage 3 National Strategy has extended to become a full Secondary National Strategy for School Improvement designed to raise standards for all secondary school pupils, including low attaining pupils. In addition, we are also drawing on the expertise of successful schools and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust to work in partnership with around 400 schools underperforming in value added terms.
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The Government's White PaperHigher Standards, Better Schools for Allset out our commitment to an extra investment of £565 million by 2007/08 to support personalisation in primary and secondary schools, focussing particularly on helping children who have fallen behind in English and mathematics. A further £60 million will be available in each of the next two years to provide effective one-to-one and small group tuition for the lowest attaining pupils.
In the 1419 Education and Skills White Paper we announced the introduction of specialised diplomas. These will be available to young people from age 14 and will provide a high quality, broad-based education, including functional and wider employability skills, but with a strong focus on applied learning. The first pilots will start in 2008.
We also proposed a work-focused programme to motivate 14 to 16-year-olds with relatively low attainment, who are at risk of serious disaffection, building on the lessons of the Entry to Employment programme for 16 to 19-year-olds. Pilots are to start from 2006/07.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of pupils in (a) each Fresh Start school achieved five or more GCSE passes in 200405 and (b) in each of the schools they replaced in the final year of their operation; and if she will make a statement. 
Jacqui Smith: The following tables show the numbers and percentages of 15-year-olds achieving five or more passes at GCSE or equivalent level at grades A* to C and A* to G in Fresh Start schools in 2005 and in the schools they replaced in their last year of operation. The Fresh Start initiative was introduced in 1998 to help pupils in schools which were facing intractable problems. Overall the initiative has been a success. The majority of Fresh Start schools have had successful Ofsted inspections.
New school name
|Number of 15-year-old pupils(118)||Number of 15-year-olds achieving 5+ A*-C at GCSE and equivalent||Percentage of 15-year-olds achieving 5+ A*-C including GCSE equivalents||
|Last operational year||Number of 15-year-old pupils(118)||Number of 15-year-olds achieving 5+ A*-C at GCSE/GNVQ||Percentage of 15-year-olds achieving 5+ A*-C including GCSE/GNVQ|
|All Saints College||146||58||40||Firfield||1998||0||0||0|
|Fir Vale School||132||52||39||Earl Marshal School||1998||92||9||10|
|The King's CE School||142||52||37||Regis County||1998||129||38||29|
|Park View Academy||224||104||46||The Langham||1998||177||23||13|
|Islington Arts and Media||135||59||44||George Orwell School||1999||90||16||18|
|Kingswood High School||185||83||45||Perronet Thompson School||1999||168||13||8|
|New College Leicester||252||26||10||New Parks Community College||1999||127||17||13|
|Bishopsford Community School||159||33||21||Watermeads High School||1999||108||14||13|
|River Leen School||150||44||29||Alderman Derbyshire School||1999||100||11||11|
|Kings High School||85||22||26||Kingsleigh||2000||77||8||10|
|Corby Community College149||28||19||Queen Elizabeth||2000||92||7||8|
|Parkwood High School116||38||33||Herries||2000||99||14||14|
|Kings College||122||61||50||Kings Manor||2000||79||8||10|
|Highcrest Community School90||36||40||Hatters Lane School||2001||67||15||22|
|The Hadden Park High School||179||42||33||Glaisdale||2001||133||8||6|
|Hinde House||175||56||32||Bracken Hill||2002||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Jubilee High School||92||28||30||Abbeylands School||2002||99||25||25|
|Rushall Community||69||12||17||Manor Farm Community School||2003||102||15||15|
|New school name||Number of 15-year-old pupils(118)||Number of 15-year-olds achieving 5+ A*-G at GCSE and equivalent||Percentage of 15-year-olds achieving 5+ A*-G including GCSE equivalents||
|Last operational year||Number of 15-year-old pupils(118)||Number of 15-year-olds achieving 5+ A*-G at GCSE/GNVQ||Percentage of 15-year-olds achieving 5+ A*-G including GCSE/GNVQ|
|All Saints College||146||94||64||Firfield||1998||0||0||0|
|Fir Vale School||132||22||92||Earl Marshal School||1998||92||73||79|
|The King's CE School||142||27||89||Regis County||1998||129||117||91|
|Park View Academy||224||184||82||The Langham||1998||177||117||64|
|Islington Arts and Media||135||106||79||George Orwell School||1999||90||67||74|
|Kingswood High School||185||141||76||Perronet Thompson School||1999||168||117||70|
|New College Leicester||252||145||58||New Parks Community College||1999||127||71||56|
|Bishopsford Community School||159||138||87||Watermeads High School||1999||108||83||77|
|River Leen School||150||102||68||Alderman Derbyshire School||1999||100||81||81|
|Kings High School||85||71||84||Kingsleigh||2000||77||51||66|
|Corby Community College149||89||60||Queen Elizabeth||2000||92||63||68|
|Parkwood High School116||94||81||Herries||2000||99||77||78|
|Kings College||122||94||77||Kings Manor||2000||79||64||81|
|Highcrest Community School90||85||94||Hatters Lane School||2001||67||57||85|
|The Hadden Park High School||179||113||63||Glaisdale||2001||133||66||50|
|Hinde House||175||148||85||Bracken Hill||2002||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Jubilee High School||92||71||77||Abbeylands School||2002||99||77||78|
|Rushall Community||69||34||49||Manor Farm Cornmunity School||2003||102||71||70|
|Academic year||All maintained schools(122)||All schools|
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 7 February 2006, Official Report, column 1133W, on examination results, how many and what proportion of pupils who achieved any five A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including a full intermediate GNVQ would have achieved this level even if they had not taken the GNVQ. 
Jacqui Smith: Revised figures for 2005 (further to the answer of the 7 February 2006) show that of the 636,796 15-year-old 1 pupils on roll in 2005, 8.7 percent. achieved 5+ A*-C grades at GCSE and equivalent including a full intermediate GNVQ. Of the 358,413 pupils who achieved any 5+ A*-C grades in 2005, 15.4 percent. achieved this level including a full intermediate GNVQ.
Of the 55,244 15-year-old pupils who achieved 5+ A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent including a full intermediate GNVQ 33,445 (60.5 percent.) would still have achieved this level even if they had not taken the GNVQ.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of 15-year-olds (a) sat and (b) obtained a GCSE at A*-C in a foreign language in each year since 2000, broken down by local educational authority. 
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will list the local education authorities where fewer than 90 per cent. of 15-year-olds attained five or more GCSEs or equivalent at grades A* to G in 200405; 
(3) if she will list the local education authorities where fewer than 90 per cent. of 15-year-olds attained five or more GCSEs or equivalent including English and mathematics at grades A* to G in 200405; 
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of 15 year olds were entered for qualifications equivalent to five or more GCSEs in each year since 1996. 
|Maintained schools only||Number||Percentage|
|Parliamentary constituency of Peterborough(128)||726||54.2|
|City of Peterborough local authority||1,154||53.5|
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