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Decisions about class sizes post Key Stage 1 are a matter for schools, and there are a number of factors that will influence this. Schools are best placed to know what works well for them and is in pupils' best interests. Instances of large classes may well be because schools are being more imaginative about how they organise lessons, making the best use of all school staff. In some subjects having a larger class with an experienced teacher supported by one or more trained teaching assistants can offer real advantages to pupils, enhancing rather than hindering their learning.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the mobility index is for each (a) primary and (b) secondary school in (i) Catterick, (ii) Colchester and (iii) Aldershot; 
(2) how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools have mobility indexes (i) between 0 to 5 per cent., (ii) between 6 to 10 per cent., (iii) between 11 to 15 per cent. and (iv) above 15 per cent. 
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many times since taking up his post he has met (a) representatives of religious organisations with an interest in education and (b) representatives of humanist organisations with an interest in education. 
Representatives of Faith School providers: Diocesan Board of Education (Church of England), Catholic Education Service, Movement for Reform Judaism, Network of Sikh Organisations, Muslim Council of Britain, Association of Muslim Schools
Faith organisations: Catholic Education Service; Church of England; Greek Orthodox Church; Network of Sikh Organisations; Muslim Council of Great Britain; Association of Muslim Schools; Free Church; Hindu Council UK; I-Foundation; Board of Deputies of British Jews; Union of Orthodox Hebrew Organisations; Agency for Jewish Education; Movement for Reform Judaism; JCOS Reform School; Seventh Day Adventist Church; Methodist Church.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average percentage of school-age children entitled to free school meals was in (a) Barnet, (b) London and (c) England in (i) grammar schools, (ii) local authority maintained schools, (iii) denominational schools and (iv) other schools, including special schools in the last period for which figures are available. 
|All schools: School meal arrangements ( 1,2 ) : as at January 2006|
|Pupils aged 5 to 15 ( 3)|
|Barnet local authority area||London Government office region( 4)||England( 4)|
|Number of pupils||Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals||Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals||Number of pupils||Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals||Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals||Number of pupils||Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals||Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals|
|(1) Includes all schools except independent schools and direct grant nursery schools. Includes middle schools as deemed.|
(2) includes pupils with sole and dual (main) registration. Also includes pupils with other providers in Pupil Referral Units.
(3) Includes pupils aged 5 to 15 as at 31 August 2005.
(4) Numbers at regional and national level have been rounded to the nearest 10. There may be discrepancies between the sum of constituent items and totals as shown.
(5) Excludes general hospital schools.
(6) Not applicable, no schools of this type
Mr. Andy Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme his Department offers local authorities on (a) community use of school facilities and (b) planning for community sporting need. 
Jim Knight: The Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Strategy for Change document (July 2006) contains guidance for local authorities in BSF on a number of policy areas, including extended schools and community provision, and strategically developing their sport provision. In addition, Partnerships for Schools, Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust have jointly funded Sports Facilities Advisers to work closely with local authorities to ensure the strategic development of sport within the programme.
There is also a wide range of guidance available to all local authorities. For (a), the community use of school facilities, key documents include the prospectus Extended Schools: Opportunity and Access to All, and Planning and Funding Extended Schools as well as the design guide Designing Schools for Extended Services. For (b), planning for community sporting
need, they include Guidance on High Quality PE and Sport for Young People and the design guide Inspirational Design for PE and Sport Spaces. These documents are available to view or order at:
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