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Pupils: Leave

Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidelines his Department issues to schools with regard to allowing study leave to pupils; and if he will make a statement. [215070]

Jim Knight: The Department issued revised guidance in April 2008 advising head teachers, senior managers and teachers on the use of study leave. The guidance entitled “Beyond Study Leave: A guide for school leaders and teachers” was produced in collaboration with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) and can be accessed from the TeacherNet website at:

School Leaving: Greater London

Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of those taking up education, training and employment immediately upon leaving
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school in (a) the London Borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London in each year since 1997. [215078]

Jim Knight: Estimates of participation in education, training and employment in England for those aged 16-18 are published annually by the Department in a Statistical First Release (SFR) each June (see following link).

The Department also publishes local estimates of participation in England alongside the national figures, but these are only available for young people of academic age 16 and 17. The local participation estimates cover those in full-time education, part-time education, and Work Based Learning. There is no information available on a comparable basis at the local authority level on the number of young people in employment.

The most recent local estimates of education and Work Based Learning for local authorities relate to the end of 2006. The following tables show the rates and numbers of 16-year-olds participating in education and Work Based Learning in Bexley, Greater London and nationally in each year since 1997.

Participation in Education and Work Based Learning by 16-year-olds 1997 to 2006
Percentage

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 (a) 2001 (b) 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

England

Full time education

70

70

72

71

71

71

72

72

74

76

78

Work Based Learning

10

9

8

8

7

7

7

7

7

6

6

Part time Education

7

6

5

5

5

5

5

5

4

4

4

Total Education and WBL(c)

85

84

85

84

83

84

84

85

86

87

83

Greater London

Full time education

75

75

76

74

73

75

78

79

81

84

87

Work Based Learning

4

5

4

4

4

4

3

3

3

3

3

Part time Education

5

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

3

3

Total Education and WBL(c)

83

84

84

82

81

82

86

86

88

90

93

Bexley

Full time education

71

72

72

71

68

69

70

76

76

79

80

Work Based Learning

9

8

7

6

6

6

5

5

6

6

5

Part time Education

6

4

3

3

3

3

4

5

3

3

3

Total Education and WBL(c)

83

83

82

80

78

79

79

85

85

88

88



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Participation in Education and Work Based Learning by 16-year-olds 1997 to 2006
Thousand

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 (a) 2001 (b) 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

England

Full time education

424.1

416.7

428.8

429.6

446.9

449.0

453.7

465.8

488.4

496.3

519.1

Work Based Learning

58.4

53.5

50.7

50.6

46.0

46.0

43.7

46.0

47.1

41.9

37.8

Part time Education

43.7

36.7

30.5

29.4

31.3

31.3

30.1

27.9

29.5

26.5

23.8

Total Education and WBL(c)

512.4

497.8

506.8

506.5

521.4

523.5

527.4

539.7

565.0

564.8

580.7

Greater London

Full time education

60.2

59.7

60.5

61.1

63.6

64.8

65.9

68.6

71.7

72.7

75.3

Work Based Learning

3.5

3.7

3.6

3.5

3.2

3.2

2.9

3.0

3.0

2.6

2.3

Part time Education

3.9

3.3

3.2

3.1

3.5

3.5

3.4

3.3

3.4

3.0

2.8

Total Education and WBL(c)

66.8

66.4

67.2

67.6

70.1

71.4

72.2

74.9

78.1

78.3

80.4

Bexley

Full time education

1.9

1.8

1.9

1.9

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.5

Work Based Learning

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.1

0.2

0.2

0.1

Part time Education

0.2

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

Total Education and WBL(c)

2.2

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.8

(a) and (b)—For 2001 onwards, information for pupils in maintained schools, city technology colleges and academies is included by the pupil’s residence, rather than the address of the school. The tables show the 2001 figures on both the (a) old “school” basis and (b) new “residence” basis.
(c) Total of all full-time and part-time education and WBL, less WBL provision in education institutions.

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