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Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of secondary schools offering an extended school service (a) at least once a week and (b) more than once a week in each year for which figures are available. 
Beverley Hughes: We expect all schools to be providing access to the full core offer of extended services by 2010. Currently there are 2,004 secondary schools providing the full core offer. All of these will be offering extended services more than once a week. There are many other schools which are already providing access to parts of the core offer that are not yet included in these figures.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to his Answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath, of 21 April 2008,
Official Report, columns 1548-49W, on the general certificate of secondary education, which are the nine schools in the 90 to 100 per cent. least deprived catchments with less than 30 per cent. five A* to C GCSEs, including English and mathematics; and if he will make a statement. 
The nine schools located in the 90 to 100 per cent. least deprived catchments with less than 30 per cent. five A* to C GCSEs, including English and Mathematics, in 2007 are listed in the following table:
|LA name||School name|
|(1) These two schools did not have any 15-year-old pupils in 2007.|
The figures excluding schools that did not have any 15-year-old pupils in 2007 are as follows (original figures previously supplied in answer to PQ 198658 on 21 April 2008, Official Report, columns 1548-49W, in brackets):
|Schools not achieving target of 30 per cent. of 15-year-old pupils achieving five plus A*-C GCSE and equivalents including English and mathematics, by IMD, 2007|
|IMD decile( 1)||Total number of schools( 2)||Number of schools with less than 30 per cent. five plus A*-C inc English and maths||Percentage of schools with less than 30 per cent. five plus A*-C inc English and maths|
|(1) Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2004.|
(2) Including only those maintained mainstream schools with results published in the School and College Achievement and Attainment tables.
Counting on the basis of 15-year-old pupils, not pupils at the end of Key Stage 4
School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables 2007
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many eligible pupils did not obtain five GCSEs at any grade, excluding equivalents, in each year since 1997. 
|Number of eligible pupils who did not achieve five GCSEs at any grade||Percentage of eligible pupils who did not achieve five GCSEs at any grade|
1. From 2004/05 onwards figures relate to pupils at the end of Key Stage 4. Figures in 2002/03 and 2003/04 relate to 15-year-olds pupils (age at start of academic year, ie 31 August 2002).
2. The figures relate to pupils attending all schools.
3. The figures relate to GCSEs only.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his policy is on the use of Reform mathematics in the teaching of mathematics in primary schools; and if he will make a statement. 
However, the Government fully recognise the importance of good quality mathematics teaching in order to improve pupils achievement in mathematics and their enthusiasm for the subject at all levels of their education. That is why we asked Sir Peter Williams to undertake his review of mathematics teaching in early years settings and primary schools. The review published its interim report on the 19 March 2008 and is set to publish its final report in June 2008.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of the datasets on road distance to a primary school for lower layer super output areas provided by the Department for Education and Skills to assist in the compilation of the Index of Deprivation in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007. 
Jim Knight: The Department does not hold the requested information. The road distance to primary school indicators used in the calculation of the 2004 and 2007 Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) were calculated on behalf of colleagues in Communities and Local Government by the Social Disadvantage Research Centre, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford. The indicator used in the calculation of the 2004 Indices, based on information for the academic year 2001/02, is available on the Neighbourhood Statistics website at http://www.statistics.gov.uk/neighbourhood-statistics.asp. I understand that colleagues in Communities and Local Government are seeking the relevant permissions to enable them to publish the underlying indicators of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2007 at lower super output area level, including those in the geographical barriers sub-domain. It is my understanding that a copy of these indicators will be placed in the Library of the House.
Further information about the underlying indicators used in the calculation of the 2004 and 2007 Indices of Multiple Deprivation is available at the Neighbourhood Statistics and Communities and Local Government websites
John Cummings: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average expenditure on each pupil in (a) primary and (b) secondary education in the County of Durham was in each year since 2003. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will estimate the proportion of the education budget which was (a) devolved directly to schools, (b) devolved directly to local authorities and (c) allocated by his Department in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The information requested is not yet available. The Department is currently updating this information for its 2008 departmental annual report due to be published at the end of May. I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as the information is available.
Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has to raise awareness of fire hazards associated with certain types of composite building panels among those involved in the Building Schools for the Future programme. 
The Department has already published comprehensive guidance on the fire hazards associated with some types of composite building panels in Building Bulletin 100 Design for fire safety in
schools. The Building Bulletin was written for DCSF by the Fire and Safety Unit at the Building Research Establishment and was published in 2007. BB100 is quoted as the compliance document for schools in Approved Document B (Fire Safety) 2006 edition, in support of the Building Regulations. In order to obtain Building Regulations approval, new and refurbished schools, including those in the Building Schools for the Future programme, must comply with Approved Document B.
Appendix B of BB100: Fire behaviour of insulating core panels covers composite building panels and gives design recommendations for their use in schools. This guidance is based on research that BRE carried out for the Home Office in 1996-97 on the fire hazards of some types of composite panels and the findings are valid for many building types, including schools.
Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) if his Department will accredit a specialist qualification, recognised by the British Dyslexia Association, for teachers in assessing and supporting dyslexic children; 
In a written ministerial statement on 6 May 2008, the Secretary of State for Children, School and Families announced that the Government have asked Sir Jim Rose, in the light of evidence, to make recommendations on the identification and teaching of children with dyslexia, and on how best to take forward
the commitment in the Children's Plan to establish a pilot scheme in which children with dyslexia will receive Reading Recovery support or one-to-one tuition from specialist dyslexia teachers. We would expect him to address issues of specialist teaching and early identification.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary schools entitled to but which have not yet become specialist schools there are (a) in each local authority area (b) with a proportion of children entitled to free school meals of (i) under 10 per cent., (ii) over 20 per cent., (iii) over 30 per cent. and (iv) over 40 per cent. and (c) which have applied for, but not been granted, specialist status in the last three years. 
Jim Knight: There are 343 secondary schools eligible to join the Specialist Schools Programme but which have not yet submitted a successful application. The numbers are listed in the following table per local authority. Of these 343 (i) 86 schools have under 10 per cent. of children with free school meals, (ii) 95 schools have over 10 per cent. of children with free school meals, (iii) 78 schools have over 20 per cent. of children with free school meals, (iv) 44 schools have over 30 per cent. of children with free school meals, (v) 33 schools have over 40 per cent. of children with free school meals and (vi) there are seven schools for which we do not have the information. 134 of the schools have applied for specialist status in the last three years but have not been successful. Some of these have schools have applied on more that one occasion during that period.
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