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Schools: Private Finance Initiative

Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools have Eco-school status at (a) bronze, (b) silver and (c) green flag level; and whether each school listed was (i) built and (ii) maintained through a private finance initiative contract. [134449]

Jim Knight: Eco-schools hold the information about which schools have achieved (a) bronze, (b) silver and (c) green flag levels. In total, 2,633 schools have so far been awarded bronze awards, of these 1,301 have gone on to achieve a silver award; and 562 schools have been awarded a green flag.


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DFES has record of 833 PFI schools in England. Of these schools, 68 have achieved Eco-schools status at one of the Eco-schools levels. All schools that were built under PFI are also maintained through a private finance contract. However there are 12 schools in Stoke-on-Trent that were not built under PFI but are maintained under a private finance contract that have achieved one of the eco-schools award levels.

Numbers of schools achieving the Eco-schools award levels Schools maintained but not built under PFI (in Stoke-on-Trent) Total number of schools built and maintained under PFI in England

Bronze

12

56

Silver

2

18

Green flag

3

6


Schools: Standards

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many and what percentage of (a) community schools, (b) voluntary aided schools, (c) voluntary controlled schools, (d) foundation schools, (e) city technology colleges and (f) academies were in Ofsted categories (i) special measures, (ii) serious weaknesses and (iii) underachieving in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority; [132878]

(2) how many and what percentage of (a) community schools, (b) voluntary-aided schools, (c) voluntary controlled schools, (d) foundation schools, (e) city technology colleges and (f) academies were in Ofsted category (i) special measures, (ii) serious weaknesses and (iii) underachieving in each year since 1997 (A) in total and (B) in each local authority; [127555]

(3) how many and what percentage of (a) community schools, (b) voluntary aided schools, (c) voluntary controlled schools, (d) foundation schools, (e) city technology colleges and (f) academies were in Ofsted category (i) special measures and (ii) notice to improve in 2007, broken down by local education authority; [132879]

(4) how many and what percentage of (a) community schools, (b) voluntary-aided schools, (c) voluntary controlled schools, (d) foundation schools, (e) city technology colleges and (f) academies were in Ofsted category (i) special measures and (ii) notice to improve in 2007 (A) in total and (B) in each local authority. [127556]

Jim Knight: This is a matter for Ofsted. HM Chief Inspector, Christine Gilbert has written to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply has been placed in the House Library.

Letter from Christine Gilbert, dated 3 May 2007:

Schools: Swimming Pools

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many maintained schools owned a swimming pool in each year since 1997. [119215]

Jim Knight: Data on school swimming pools were supplied to the Department by local education authorities in 2001 and 2003. However, the completeness and quality of the data was not good enough to accurately assess the number of pools. Data are not held for other years since 1997.

Schools: Tyne and Wear

Mr. Nicholas Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many schools were built in Tyne and Wear in each year since 1997; and how many are scheduled to be built; [135649]

(2) how many schools were scheduled to be refurbished in Tyne and Wear in each year since 1997; and how many were refurbished. [135650]

Jim Knight: School capital funding is allocated on a local authority basis. The Department does not maintain records of schools which are built or refurbished as prioritisation between types of build is decided at local authority level, using funds allocated by the Department and available locally.

Newcastle upon Tyne local authority currently has a wave 1 project in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. This includes 10 secondary schools to be rebuilt or refurbished, with a further six schools, already receiving buildings investment, allocated additional ICT investment through BSF. Total BSF investment for these schools (including PFI credits) will total some £192 million. This wave 1 project is currently due for completion in March 2011.

Besides the BSF programme, there are allocations of £29 million of capital funding during the current period, 2005-06 to 2007-08, which will be prioritised at local authority and school level.


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Secondary Education: Havering

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students are enrolled in secondary schools in the London Borough of Havering. [134552]

Jim Knight: In January 2006 there were 16,594 pupils enrolled in secondary schools in Havering.

Figures for January 2007 were published on Thursday 26 April in SFR 16/2007 (http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000726/index.shtml). Currently this publication contains only national level figures but local authority level tables will be added by 18 May 2007.

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils in secondary education in the London borough of Havering participated in work placement programmes in each year since 1997. [134549]

Jim Knight: The information requested is not held centrally by the Department.

Secondary Education: Standards

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many failing secondary schools there were in each of the last 20 years for which his Department and its predecessors have used such a classification. [133355]

Jim Knight [holding answer 23 April 2007]: Failing schools are usually considered to be those judged by Ofsted to require special measures. The following table gives the number of secondary schools that Ofsted placed into this category in each academic year since 1993/94. This was the first year that special measures judgements were made.


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Academic year Number of secondary schools placed into special measures

1993/94

11

1994/95

20

1995/96

27

1996/97

28

1997/98

43

1998/99

29

1999/2000

38

2000/01

23

2001/02

19

2002/03

35

2003/04

61

2004/05

37

2005/06

32

2006/07 (to 31 March 2007)

21


Special Educational Needs

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) title, (b) date of issue and (c) consultation period was of each document issued for (i) public consultation and (ii) limited consultation on provision for special educational needs in each year since 1997. [127383]

Mr. Dhanda: The information requested can only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Special Educational Needs: Maintained Schools

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many maintained mainstream schools had (a) less than one per cent. (b) one to three per cent. (c) three to five per cent. (d) five to seven per cent. (e) seven to 10 per cent. (f) over 10 per cent. (g) over 20 per cent. (h) over 30 per cent. (i) over 40 per cent. and (j) over 50 per cent. of the school population with special educational needs in each year since 1997. [132387]

Jim Knight: The information requested is shown in the table.

Some of the schools shown in the table will have resourced provision/units/special classes for pupils with special educational needs.

Maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools( 1) : Pupils with special educational needs (SEN)( 2, 3) —1997-2006 position in January each year—England
Pupils with SEN
0-0.9% 1.0-2.9% 3.0-4.9% 5.0-6.9% 7.0-9.9% 10.0-19.9% 20.0-29.9% 30.0-39.9% 40.0-49.9% 50% and over

1997

944

632

558

840

1,962

9,140

5,751

1,873

586

219

1998

310

365

426

741

1,878

9,252

6,356

2,114

698

272

1999

217

210

298

584

1,517

9,353

6,695

2,409

730

301

2000

151

178

258

492

1,304

8,965

7,131

2,610

806

327

2001

164

219

227

428

1,244

8,559

7,161

2,841

890

323

2002

268

347

347

592

1,496

8,831

6,615

2,446

757

237

2003(4)

165

305

570

1,089

2,524

10,002

5,045

1,557

397

118

2004(4)

151

307

576

974

2,422

9,970

5,120

1,580

428

113

2005(4)

115

274

523

901

2,280

9,963

5,168

1,699

417

143

2006(4)

94

224

435

755

2,079

9,614

5,577

1,892

493

161

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2) Excludes dually registered pupils.
(3) Includes pupils with special education needs with a statement and those with special educational needs without a statement.
(4) Due to changes in the classification system for SEN, the number of pupils with SEN without statements reported in 2003 and later are not directly comparable with earlier years.
Source:
School Census

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