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|(b) Average Fees for Day Pupils in Independent Schools|
|ISC Census Academic Year||Termly fees||Annual fees (termly fees *3)|
Jim Knight: The Government are committed to reducing substance misuse-related harm among young people. We know that some young people begin to experiment with smoking, alcohol and drugs at an early age. We also know that, the earlier they start to use drugs and alcohol frequently, the more likelihood there is of long-term harm. Understanding the extent of young people's use of drugs and alcohol at a local level is key to identifying problems early and providing effective prevention.
Jim Knight: The requested information is allocated to local authorities and not at constituency level. The Tamworth constituency is part of Staffordshire LA. The revenue funding figures per pupil in Staffordshire in each year since 1997 are provided in the following table:
|Revenue funding per pupil|
1. The combined LA and school based expenditure includes all expenditure on the education of children in LA maintained establishments and pupils educated by the LA other than in maintained establishments. This includes both school based expenditure and all elements of central LA expenditure except youth and community and capital expenditure from revenue (CERA). A sector breakdown for combined LA and school based expenditure is not available from 2002-03 and consequently this table shows the total LA recurrent expenditure (except youth and community) per pupil by LA since 1995-96.
2. 1999-2000 saw a change in data source when the data collection moved from the R01 form collected by the ODPM to the section 52 outturn forms collected by the DfES. 2002-03 saw a further break in the time series following the introduction of consistent financial reporting (CFR) and the associated restructuring of the outturn tables. The change in sources is shown by the line.
3. Pupil figures include all pre-primary pupils, including those under-fives funded by the LA and being educated in private settings, pupils educated in maintained mainstream schools and other LA maintained pupils. The pupil data for pupils attending maintained mainstream schools and other LA maintained pupils. The pupil data for pupils attending maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special schools are taken from the DfES annual schools census. Private voluntary and independent (PVI) under-five pupil numbers are taken from the Early Years census but are only included for 1999-2000 onwards. For 1998-99 onwards other LA maintained pupils are included in the pupil count. This includes all pupils attending schools not maintained by the authority for whom the authority is paying full tuition fees, or educated otherwise than in schools and pupil referral units under arrangements made by the authority drawn from form 8b submitted to the DfES. Also included as other LA maintained pupils are all pupils attending pupil referral units who are not registered at a maintained school drawn from the DfES annual school census. All pupil numbers are adjusted to be on a financial year basis.
4. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 and are subject to change by the LA.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students in the Ribble Valley constituency left full-time education at the age of 16 in each of the last 10 years. 
Jim Knight [holding answer 11 July 2007]: Participation of 16-year-olds in education and training is published in the Statistical First Release: Participation in Education and Training by 16 and 17-year-olds in each local area in England. The following table shows the percentage of 16-year-olds participating in full-time education together with the population estimate for Lancashire local authority. Although the remaining young people are not in full-time education, many are in apprenticeships or part-time education. The latest year for which data are available is end 2005.
|Percentage of 16-year-olds in full-time education||16-year- old population|
Jim Knight: Schools within the Making Good Progress pilot will be trialling single level tests. There will be tests available from level 3 to level 8 of the national curriculum in reading, writing and mathematics. Teachers in pilot schools will have two opportunities a year to enter pupils in any year group within Key Stage 2 or 3 for a test when they judge that they are performing securely at that level. The pilot will last for two years from September 2007 and for its duration pupils will also continue to sit end-of-Key-Stage tests.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of capital spending in real terms on schools in each year from 1996-97 to 2010-11; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The Department does not maintain records centrally of capital spending in schools. This is because allocations from the Department are pooled with other resources available to each local authority, which then decides how much should be spent on schools, and on the timing of spend. Particularly, Devolved Formula Capital, which is for schools own use, can be saved up by schools for three years or longer to finance larger capital projects.
Allocations have not yet been confirmed for each year in the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 and are not shown. However, in cash terms, they are planned to rise to £8.0 million by 2010-11. The GDP deflator has the effect of increasing cash values before 2005-06, and reducing cash values from 2006-07.
|Capital allocations to local authorities (£ billion)|
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in (a) West Chelmsford and (b) Chelmsford local authority area are at (i) primary and (ii) secondary school. 
|All schools: number (headcount) of pupils ( 1) As at January 2007 (provisional)|
|Headcount of pupils|
|West Chelmsford parliamentary constituency||Essex local constituency authority area|
|(1) Excludes dually registered pupils. Includes pupils with other providers in Pupil Referral Units.|
(2 )Not applicable, no schools of this type
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