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Mr. Illsley: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken for the compilation of reports by the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service in Barnsley. 
Beverley Hughes: Where courts in Barnsley have requested a CAFCASS report they have been completed, on average, within seventeen weeks in 2008-09. CAFCASS have agreed with the courts in Barnsley to reduce the time taken to deal with these requests to 12 weeks from the 1 April 2009.
CAFCASS are looking to achieve this reduction by working closely with the judiciary in the area to implement their service improvement plan. The plan focuses on a sustained systematic approach of restructuring the way in which they deliver services in South Yorkshire.
Linda Gilroy: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children resident in Plymouth, Sutton achieved five or more A* to C grades at GCSE in (a) 1997 and (b) 2008. 
|Percentage of pupils( 1) resident in Plymouth, Sutton constituency achieving five or more A*-C grades at GCSE and equivalents, 2002/03( 2 ) and 2007/08( 3)|
|(1) Pupils attending maintained schools only.|
(2) Based on pupils aged 15 with a valid postcode at the start of the academic year and includes GCSEs and GNVQs.
(3) Based on pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 with a valid postcode in that academic year and includes GCSEs and equivalents.
National Pupil Database (final data).
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of gifted and talented pupils stayed in full-time education beyond the age of 16 years in each of the last three years. 
Jim Knight: The information requested is provided in the table. This shows the number and percentage of young people identified in maintained schools as being gifted and talented that stayed on in full-time education beyond 16. The data relates to the cohorts of young people who completed compulsory education at the end of academic years 2005-06 and 2006-07. The staying on rate represents those who were identified as being in full-time education in the year following their completion of compulsory education, but only covers participation in the maintained sector. Data are not available for earlier cohorts.
|Number and percentage of gifted and talented children that stayed on in full-time education beyond 16, England|
|Year completed compulsory education||Total number of gifted and talented children aged 15||Number of gifted and talented children that stayed on in full-time education beyond 16||Percentage of gifted and talented children that stayed on in full- time education beyond 16|
Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.
Matched Administrative Data
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in non-selective maintained schools achieved (a) level 7 and (b) level 8 in Key Stage 3 examinations in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science in (A) 1997, (B) 2002, (C) 2005 and (D) the latest year for which figures are available. 
Includes pupils for whom admission policy information was unknown or for which information was not applicable.
Beverley Hughes: Pages 7-11 of The protection of children in England: action planThe Government's response to Lord Laming, published on 6 May, included an explanation of the steps to be taken to establish the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit. This makes clear that the unit, which will be operational in July, will be hosted within the Department for Children, Schools and Families and will include expert staff from the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, and Department of Health as well as local agencies and the voluntary sector. Regional Government office staff will also work as part of the unit. The precise numbers of staff are in the process of being determined.
|Phase of education|
|Type of establishment||Middle deemed primary||Middle deemed secondary||Primary||Grand total|
This answer includes schools whose age range covers the following:
Middle deemed primary includes ages 3-16, 4-12, and 5-12.
Middle deemed secondary includes ages 3-18 and 4 to 18 years old.
Primary includes all ages from 2 to 11 years old.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the likely number of pupils in Key Stage 1 in each of the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
The Department does not make projections for pupil numbers by key stages directly, but by age
instead. Key stage 1 would normally include those pupils aged five and six as at 31 August in the previous academic year.
|Projected numbers of FTE pupils( 1, 2) aged five and six, projections as at January each year|
|Age at previous 31 August||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017|
|(1 )Full-time equivalents, counting each part-time pupil as 0.5. The numbers have been rounded to the nearest one thousand.|
(2 )Experience has shown that totals in maintained primary schools are usually within ±0.2 per cent. for the first projected year. There is less certainty in the longer term. Factors which contribute to differences between projections and outturn data include the underlying population trends, participation among under fives and variations of proportions attending independent schools. Projections are increasing in uncertainty.
(3 )Includes numbers of pupils in academies, special schools, pupil referral units and independent schools.
Updated projections for the number of pupils in maintained primary and other schools are due to be published in the Departmental Annual Report on 8 June 2009. These will take into account the provisional School Census figures for January 2009. Projections are not shown beyond 2017 because of the increasing degree of uncertainty over time.
Linda Gilroy: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average expenditure per school pupil in Plymouth was in the latest period for which figures are available. 
|School based expenditure per pupil in local authority maintained schools for 2007-08|
|Nursery schools||Primary schools||Secondary schools||Special schools||All schools|
1. School based expenditure includes only expenditure incurred directly by the schools. This includes the pay of teachers and school-based support staff, school premises costs, books and equipment, and certain other supplies and services, less any capital items funded from recurrent spending and income from sales, fees and charges and rents and rates. This excludes the central cost of support services such as home to school transport, local authority administration and the financing of capital expenditure.
2. Pupil numbers include only those pupils attending maintained establishments within each sector and are drawn from the DCSF School Census adjusted to be on a financial year basis.
3. Figures are as reported by local authorities as at 29 May 2009 and are rounded to the nearest £10. 2007-08 data remains provisional and is subject to change by the local authority.
4. Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 29 May 2009.
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