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Total number of pupils per year group
Mixed All boys All girls

Year 1

530,562

69

109

Year 2

540,746

96

115

Year 3

555,170

207

208

Year 4

561,356

247

264

Year 5

575,384

332

299

Year 6

565,081

363

298

Year 7

508,770

24,656

35,327

Year 8

519,929

25,570

36,156

Year 9

521,648

25,947

36,460

Year 10

539,966

26,362

36,692

Year 11

533,571

26,143

36,287

Total

5,952,183

129,992

182,215


Mixed All boys All girls

Year 1

462,896

24

50

Year 2

480,341

47

57

Year 3

507,140

135

121

Year 4

518,596

178

171

Year 5

537,098

260

200

Year 6

529,290

285

195

Year 7

471,582

23,526

29,624

Year 8

474,525

23,923

28,222

Year 9

452,472

23,394

26,002

Year 10

366,704

20,513

18,691

Year 11

336,515

19,963

16,169

Total

5,137,159

112,248

119,502


Percentage
Mixed All boys All girls

Year 1

87

35

46

Year 2

89

49

50

Year 3

91

65

58

Year 4

92

72

65

Year 5

93

78

67

Year 6

94

79

65

Year 7

93

95

84

Year 8

91

94

78

Year 9

87

90

71

Year 10

68

78

51

Year 11

63

76

45

Total

86

86

66


Further analysis could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Data relating to the 2006-07 PE and School Sport Survey found that 31.6 per cent. of primary (5,445) and 65.4 per cent. of secondary (2,174) schools do not provide at least two hours of curriculum time PE each week, for all pupils.

Primary Education: Assessments

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary schools were found by Ofsted to be providing inaccurate Key Stage 1 results in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [198350]

Jim Knight: The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) rather than Ofsted has responsibility for matters relating to the accuracy of Key Stage 1 (KS1) results. The QCA ensures the accuracy of these results through a national moderation process, which is conducted by the National Assessment Agency (NAA). local authorities (LAs) have a statutory responsibility to moderate teacher assessment judgments to ensure the accuracy and consistency of those judgments,
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which are informed by nationally benchmarked tests. The NAA monitors the moderation activity of LAs annually. Its audit of LA moderation has not found evidence of inaccurate KS1 results.

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the accuracy of Key Stage 1 results; and if he will make a statement. [198351]

Jim Knight: The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) is responsible for maintaining standards. The QCA assures the accuracy of key stage 1 (KS1) results through a national moderation process, which is conducted by the National Assessment Agency (NAA). Local authorities (LAs) have a statutory responsibility to moderate teacher assessment judgments to ensure the accuracy and consistency of those judgments, which are informed by nationally benchmarked tests. The NAA monitors the moderation activity of LAs annually.

Primary Education: Class Sizes

Mr. Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children at key stage 1 in Nottingham were taught in classes of 31 or more in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007. [190595]

Jim Knight: The information can be found in the following table, Owing to local government reorganisation, figures prior to 1999 for ‘City of Nottingham’ local authority are not available.

These figures can be found in the Statistical First Release ‘Schools and Pupils in England: January 2007 (Final)’, which is available on the Department’s website here:

Number of KS1 pupils taught in classes of 31 or more Percentage of pupils taught in classes of 31 or more

1999

678

8.3

2007

190

3.0


Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary school classes of over (a) 25 and (b) 20 pupils there were in the most recent period for which figures are available. [198714]

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

Maintained primary schools( 1) : number of classes( 2) —January 2007, England
Number of classes taught
By one teacher By more than one teacher

20 to 24 pupils

28,648

903

25 and over pupils

99,881

5,647

Total 20 and over pupils

128,529

6,550

(1) Includes middle deemed primary schools.
(2) Classes as taught during a single selected period in each school on the day of the Census in January.


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Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary school classes of (a) over 30, (b) over 25 and (c) over 20 pupils there were in 1996-97. [199384]

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

Maintained primary schools( 1) : number of classes( 2) —January each year 1997 and 2007, England
Number of classes taught
Size of class By one teacher By more than one teacher

1997

Over 20 pupils

134,150

7,840

Over 25 pupils

104,950

6,740

Over 30 pupils

40,830

3,330

2007

Over 20 pupils

124,800

6,440

Over 25 pupils

90,740

5,330

Over 30 pupils

16,400

1,740

(1) Includes middle deemed primary schools,
(2) Classes as taught during a single selected period in each school on the day of the Census in January.
Note:
Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Source:
School Census

Private Education: Per Capita Costs

Miss Kirkbride: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what projections he has made of the amount of funding per capita at independent day schools in each of the next 10 years for the purposes of providing equivalent funding per maintained pupil. [197372]

Jim Knight: The Department does not make projections of funding per capita at independent day schools. I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 28 January 2008, Official Report, columns 170-72W, to the hon. Member for Beverley and Holderness (Mr. Stuart), showing independent day school average annual day fees for the five years to 2006-07.


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