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England( 5)
1997 2006
Number of day pupils( 3) Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals Number of day pupils( 4) Number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals

Maintained Nursery

50,840

6,050

11.9

37,030

3,450

9.3

Maintained Primary

4,428,620

938,540

21.2

4,150,590

666,890

16.1

Of which: denominational schools

1,235,350

205,680

16.6

1,202,250

140,270

11.7

Maintained Secondary

3,036,990

552,900

18.2

3,309,720

448,680

13.6

Of which: denominational schools

604,780

91,460

15.1

527,040

61,840

11.7

Maintained Special

89,450

38,810

43.4

86,850

28,870

33.2

Pupil Referral Units

11,930

3,840

32.1

23,670

6,130

25.9

Total Maintained Schools

7,617,830

1,540,140

20.2

7,607,860

1,154,010

15.2

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2) Excludes non-maintained special schools.
(3) Includes pupils with sole and dual registration. Excludes boarders.
(4) Includes pupils with sole and dual registration. Includes boarders.
(5) National figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Source:
School Census

Further Education: Finance

Stephen Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost was of learner support funds for 16 to 18-year-olds in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07; and what the cost is expected to be in 2007-08. [131577]

Jim Knight: This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council, who operate learner support schemes for 16 to 19-year-olds on behalf of the DfES and hold information on the costs involved in the schemes. Mark Haysom, the Council’s chief executive, has written to the hon. Member with the information requested and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.

Letter from Mark Haysom, dated 23 June 2007:

GCSE: Languages

Mr. Love: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students in Edmonton have taken GCSEs in modern languages in each of the last five years for which figures are available. [139797]

Jim Knight: The information can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

GCSE: Standards

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of pupils in maintained mainstream schools did not achieve (a) five A* to C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics, (b) five A* to G grades at GCSE, (c) any grade above a D at GCSE and (d) any GCSEs in the last school year, broken down by (i) gender (ii) ethnicity and (iii) receipt of free school meals. [133241]

Jim Knight: Information about the achievement of five grades A* to C at GCSE including English and maths pupils and the achievement of any qualifications by gender, ethnicity and eligibility for free school meals is available in the Library. It is also available at:

The other information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills in how many maintained mainstream schools less than (a) 50 per cent., (b) 30 per cent., (c) 25 per cent. and (d) 10 per cent. of pupils achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE including English, maths and science at GCSE in the last school year for which figures are available. [133245]

Jim Knight: The information can be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, figures for all maintained schools can be found in the House of Commons Library in the reply to PQ 133245.

Information on the achievements of pupils in schools can be found in the achievement and attainment tables and published statistics which are available in the Library, and on the Department’s website at http://www.dfes .gov.uk/performancetables/ and http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000702/index.shtml

General Certificate of Secondary Education

Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of pupils
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achieved five or more GCSE passes at GCSE including (a) English and mathematics, (b) English, mathematics and science and (c) English, mathematics, science and a foreign language, broken down by (i) local authority, (ii) parliamentary constituency and (iii) local government ward. [134794]

Jim Knight: Information at local authority level is available in the Library. It is also published on the Department’s website at

Information for parliamentary constituencies and wards can be provided only at disproportionate cost.


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Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils were entered for each (a) GCSE and (b) GNVQ subject in each academy in each of the last two years; and what grades were achieved in each category. [141946]

Jim Knight: In 2006, 3,539 pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 attended academies in England, an increase of 1,481 since 2005. The following table shows the GCSE attempts and achievements of pupils in academies in 2006 by subject.


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GCSE attempts and achievements( 1) in selected subjects of pupils at the end of key stage 4( 2) in academies by the end of 2005/06( 3)
N umber
Revised statistics ( T housand)
Attempted GCSE Achieved grades A*-C Achieved grades A*-G
Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total

Any Subject

1,827

1,650

3,477

1,139

1,155

2,294

1,763

1,612

3,375

English/Mathematics

1,720

1,592

3,312

552

582

1,134

1,602

1,497

3,099

Mathematics/Science

1,537

1,413

2,950

524

468

992

1,422

1,301

2,723

English/Mathematics/Science

1,481

1,394

2,875

434

446

880

1,372

1,285

2,657

English/Mathematics/Science and a Modern Language

521

569

1,090

179

258

437

508

553

1,061

English

1,730

1,599

3,329

679

806

1,485

1,647

1,541

3,188

Mathematics

1,803

1,628

3,431

737

657

1,394

1,690

1,538

3,228

Any Science

1,542

1,420

2,962

591

541

1,132

1,447

1,330

2,777

Single Award Science

454

443

897

66

75

141

412

404

816

Double Award Science

854

752

1,606

409

347

756

813

709

1,522

Physics

87

100

187

80

88

168

87

100

187

Chemistry

107

133

240

81

99

180

106

133

239

Biological Sciences

140

154

294

89

101

190

132

148

280

Other Sciences

15

20

35

14

20

34

15

20

35

Any Design & Technology

1,074

898

1,972

435

552

987

1,005

868

1,873

D & T: Electronic Products

(4)

(4)

40

(4)

(4)

9

(4)

(4)

37

D & T: Food Technology

132

193

325

48

84

132

122

182

304

D & T: Graphic Products

207

163

370

69

99

168

193

157

350

D & T: Resistant Materials

498

253

751

202

167

369

468

249

717

D & T: Systems & Control

50

26

76

32

24

56

45

26

71

D & T: Textiles Technology

25

169

194

(4)

(4)

101

23

160

183

Other Design and Technology(4)

168

117

285

83

88

171

160

115

275

Information Technology(5)

233

186

419

44

71

115

178

152

330

Business Studies

167

140

307

87

85

172

153

136

289

Home Economics

39

146

185

6

51

57

37

125

162

Geography

281

247

528

140

156

296

255

236

491

History

353

327

680

190

186

376

329

321

650

Humanities

17

8

25

(4)

(4)

(4)

14

8

22

Social Studies

28

84

112

(4)

(4)

39

23

73

96

Music

166

132

298

83

67

150

153

126

279

Any Modern Language

577

635

1,212

291

398

689

570

628

1,198

French

277

304

581

107

190

297

276

302

578

German

146

149

295

82

98

180

145

149

294

Spanish

87

137

224

43

83

126

86

135

221

Italian

5

4

9

(4)

(4)

4

5

4

9

Other Modern Languages

99

94

193

79

60

139

93

89

182

Art and Design

437

544

981

197

352

549

426

528

954

English Literature

1,161

1,207

2,368

558

710

1,268

1,104

1,156

2,260

Drama

231

298

529

97

144

241

210

261

471

Media/Film/TV

171

195

366

106

139

245

171

191

362

Communication Studies

7

8

15

(4)

(4)

6

7

8

15

Classical Studies

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Physical Education

472

271

743

243

102

345

472

263

735

Religious Studies

217

231

448

127

159

286

213

228

441

Any other subjects

55

63

118

26

18

44

46

51

97

(1) For each subject only one attempt is counted--that which achieved the highest grade.
(2) Pupils at the end of key stage 4 in the 2005/06 academic year.
(3 )Includes attempts and achievements by these pupils in previous academic years.
(4 )Figures are suppressed due to small numbers.
(5 )Includes all other combined syllabus of which Design and Technology is the major part.
(6)Also includes Computer Studies, Information Systems and any combined syllabus of which Information Technology is the major part.

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