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|Maintained primary and secondary schools( 1) : number and percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English as at January 2006|
|Pupils of compulsory school age and above( 2, 3)|
|Primary schools||Secondary schools|
|Number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English||Percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English( 4)||Number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English||Percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English( 4)|
|n/a = not applicableno schools of this type.|
(1 )Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2 )Pupils aged 5 and over are classified according to whether their first language is known or believed to be English or other than English.
(3 )Excludes dually registered pupils4.
(4 )The number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English expressed as a percentage of all pupils aged five and over.
(5 )National and regional totals have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the impact on private and independent nursery providers of the new code of practice on the funding of free nursery places for three and four-year-olds. 
Beverley Hughes: The single substantive change to the delivery of the free early education entitlement made in the 2006 code of practice was the extension of the free entitlement from 33 to 38 weeks. We conducted a full public consultation on the 2006 code from June to October 2005, to which 585 responses were received, the majority from private providers who were generally content with the proposed extension to 38 weeks. A summary of responses is available at:
Additional funding of £82 million in financial years 2006-07 and 2007-08 has been made available to local authorities to deliver the additional weeks and a number of measures were included in the code of practice to aid the transition, to support parental choice and to reflect provider circumstances. These included: allowing that the 38 weeks provision could be delivered by a single provider or by providers in cooperation; indicating that where a parent decided explicitly that they wanted to take their provision with a provider offering only 33 weeks they could do so and the provider would be paid for that period; and recommending that the transition be phased over a year.
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