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Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils re-sat GCSEs in Tamworth constituency in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by subject; 
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils excluded from school in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007 went to a school with (i) fewer than 500 pupils, (ii) between 500 and 999 pupils, (iii) between 1,000 and 1,999 pupils and (iv) more than 2,000 pupils. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were permanently excluded from (a) primary schools, (b) middle schools, (c) upper schools and (d) secondary schools in Suffolk in each year since 1997. 
Jim Knight: The available information is given in the table, and shows the number of permanent exclusions from maintained primary and secondary schools in Suffolk local authority area from 1997/89 to 2005/06.
|Maintained primary and secondary schools( 1) : number and percentage of permanent exclusions, 1997/98 to 2005/06, Suffolk local authority area|
|Primary Schools||Secondary Schools|
|Number||Percentage( 2)||Number||Percentage( 2)|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.|
(2) The number of permanent exclusions expressed as a percentage of the school population.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils who achieved level 2 or above at key stage one went on to achieve level 4 at key stage two in 2007. 
92 per cent. of pupils who achieved an average of level 2 or above in reading and writing at key stage 1 achieved level 4 or above in English at key stage 2
84 per cent. of pupils who achieved level 2 or above at key stage 1 in mathematics achieved level 4 or above in key stage 2.
95 per cent. of pupils who achieved an average of level 2 or above in reading, writing and mathematics at key stage 1 achieved level 4 or above in science at key stage 2.
Only pupils who have reached the end of key stage 2 in 2007 and have a valid level at both key stage 1 and key stage 2 are included in the above figures, excluding pupils who were absent or disapplied from the key stage 1 tests. In most cases, these pupils will have taken key stage 1 tests in 2003, which was the last full year of KS1 national curriculum tests.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children entitled to free school meals attend a school which has more than 30 per cent. of such children in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
|Maintained primary and secondary schools( 1) : School meal arrangements( 2) as at January 2007England|
|FSM rates as used in the achievement and attainment tables( 3)||All pupils( 4)|
|Maintained primary||Maintained secondary||Maintained primary||Maintained secondary|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed. Excludes city technology colleges and academies.|
(2) Includes pupils with sole and dual main registration.
(3) Includes part time pupils aged 5 to 15 and full time pupils aged up to and including 15.
(4) Includes all pupils, regardless of their age.
(5) Selects those schools where percentage of school population known to be eligible for FSM is 30 per cent. or less.
(6) Selects those schools where percentage of school population known to be eligible for FSM is more than 30 per cent.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the revenue generated by schools by opening their facilities to community groups in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Beverley Hughes: Information is not collected centrally on the number of school facilities that have opened up for extended school provision or how much schools charge for their facilities. Local authorities have different systems and variable rates around schools charging community groups to use their facilities.
Opening school facilities to the community is one of the elements of the extended schools core offer. We are committed to all schools providing access to the core offer of extended services by 2010 with at least half of all primary and a third of secondary schools doing so by September 2008.
Jim Knight: We took account of a wide range of cost pressures on pay and non-pay faced by schools in calculating the minimum funding guarantee of 2.1 per cent. from 2008-11, including a 1 per cent. efficiency gain. An inflationary rise of 2.7 per cent. per year for all non-pay pressures, including energy costs, was included in the calculation of the minimum funding guarantee. We chose not to identify a specific factor for increases in energy costs in the calculation of cost pressures feeding into the minimum funding guarantee. In 2006-07 average expenditure on energy costs only accounted for 1.35 per cent. of schools budgets, out of a total of 21.2 per cent. spent on non-pay.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department has given to schools on managing changes in energy costs and their effect on school budgets. 
Jim Knight: The Department has a range of guidance and tools already available, or currently in development, which assist schools in managing their energy resources and budgeting effectively against rising costs:
In April 2008 the Department will publish a planning guide to enable schools to better adapt to changes in their budgets and to ensure they have the appropriate tools to deliver school improvement alongside existing running costs.
Although energy costs represent only a very small proportion of the total expenditure of a school the Department has also previously published good practice guidance for schools on energy and water management(1). This provides practical suggestions and simple ideas which can be easily implemented and achieve major savings.
In addition to this specific guidance the Department also enables schools to benchmark their energy expenditure with other schools through the Schools Financial Benchmarking website(2).
Furthermore the Department is working with DEFRA to implement the European Energy Services Directive article 5 which requires the public sector to procure energy efficient products and goods. Guidance will be made available via Department websites.
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