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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what Sure Start children's centres are open in Hendon; what services each provides; what (a) capital and (b) revenue funding for them has been provided by (i) the Government and (ii) the London Borough of Barnet; and what steps he plans to take to ensure their future security of funding. 
Dawn Primarolo: London borough of Barnet currently has 14 Sure Start Children's Centres up and running, of these three are in Hendon offering access to services to around 3,100 children under five and their families. There are no additional children's centres planned for Hendon.
The Department allocates funding to local authorities for the capital start up and revenue costs of Sure Start Children's Centres through the Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant. It is for local authorities to determine how to allocate the funding between individual centres. The Department does not collect information on how much is allocated and spent at centre level. Information on the services provided by individual centres is available from the local Family Information Service. London borough of Barnet's capital and revenue allocations for the delivery of Sure Start Children's Centres for 2008-11 can be found in the following table. We are committed to delivering 3,500 Sure Start Children's Centres by 2010, a children's centre for every community so every family has easy access to high quality integrated services in their community and the benefits of Sure Start can be felt nationwide. Funding allocations beyond 2010-11 will be subject to future spending decisions.
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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of students aged 16 to 18 years in each secondary school in Hendon were in receipt of education maintenance allowance in academic year 2008-09; what the expected equivalent figures are for 2009-10; and what assessment has been made of the effect of the allowance on numbers of pupils staying on in education in Hendon. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The number of students in receipt of education maintenance allowance (EMA) in Hendon is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) who operate the EMA for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). Geoffrey Russell, the LSC's acting chief executive, will write to the hon. Member for Hendon with the information requested and a copy of his reply will be placed in the House Libraries.
We do not have evidence to show the impact of EMA at a local level. However evaluation of the EMA pilots showed that EMA led to increases in participation nationally by 3.8 ppts for 16-year-olds and 4.1 ppts for 17-year-olds.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils achieved (a) five or more GCSEs at grades
A* to C and (b) five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics in 2009. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The information requested is not yet available. The requested figures will form a central part of a Statistical First Release (SFR) planned for 15 October 2009. Those figures will also be broken down by gender, school type and local authority.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in which five non-core curriculum subjects the number of GCSE entries was highest in (a) maintained comprehensive, (b) maintained selective, (c) maintained secondary modern and (d) independent schools in 2009. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The information requested forms part of the Department's data on GCSE achievement and attainment. Data for 2009 are not yet available. Any statistics based on these data will only be available for release after the publication of a Statistical First Release planned for 15 October 2009.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the allocation for Barnet for (a) dedicated schools grant and (b) guaranteed funding per pupil is for (i) 2009, (ii) 2010 and (iii) 2011; what the change in per pupil funding was in (A) cash and (B) percentage terms between 1997 and 2009; and what (1) total and (2) per pupil funding allocation for Barnet for 2009-10 is for (aa) school development grant, (bb) school standards grant, (cc) school standards grant (personalisation), (dd) ethnic
minority achievement grant, (ee) extended schools, (ff) primary strategy, (gg) school lunch grant, (hh) music services, (ii) harnessing technology (ICT) and (jj) devolved formula capital. 
|Table 1: DSG Allocation for Barnet local authority|
|Table 2: Guaranteed unit of funding for Barnet local authority|
|Barnet local authority revenue funding per pupil|
| Notes: 1. Price Base: Cash. 2. Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of Standard Spending Assessment/Education Formula Spending (EFS) settlements and exclude the pensions transfer to EFS and LSC. 3. Total funding also includes all revenue grants in DfES Departmental Expenditure Limits relevant to pupils aged three to 19 and exclude Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) and grants not allocated at LEA level. 4. The pupil numbers used to convert £ million figures to £ per pupil are those underlying the SSA/EFS settlement calculations plus PLASC three-year-old maintained pupils and estimated three to four-year-olds funded through state support in maintained and other educational institutions where these are not included in the SSA pupil numbers. 5. Rounding: Figures are rounded to the nearest £10.|
The revenue per pupil figures shown in table 4 is taken from the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG). They are not comparable with those for the years 1997-98 to 2005-06 (in table 3 above) because the introduction of the DSG in 2006-07 fundamentally changed how local authorities are funded.
The 1997-98 to 2005-06 figures are based on Education Formula Spending (EFS) which formed the education part of the Local Government Finance Settlement, plus various grants. This was an assessment of what local authorities needed to fund education rather than what they spent. The DSG is based largely on an authority's previous spending.
In addition, the DSG has a different coverage to EFS. EFS comprised a schools block and an LEA block (to cover LEA central functions) whereas DSG only covers the school block. LEA block items are still
funded through DCLG's Local Government Finance Settlement but education items cannot be separately identified. Consequently, there is a break in the Department's time series as the two sets of data are not comparable.
To provide a comparison for 2008-09 DSG, the Department have isolated the schools block equivalent funding in 2005-06 (the baseline); as described above this does not represent the totality of 'education' funding in that year.
The total and per pupil revenue funding figures for 2005-06 and 2008-09 for Barnet local authority are provided in table 4 as follows. The figures are for all funded pupils aged three to 19 and are in cash terms:
|Barnet local authority revenue funding per pupil|
| Notes: 1. This covers funding through the Dedicated Schools Grant, School Standards Grant, School Standards Grant (Personalisation) and Standards Fund as well as funding from the Learning and Skills Council; it excludes grants which are not allocated at LA level. 2. Price Base: Cash. 3. These figures are for all funded pupils aged three to 19. 4. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £10. 5. Some of the grant allocations have not been finalised. If these do change, the effect on the funding figures is expected to be minimal.|
The figures for Standards Funds are recorded according to allocation per authority not per pupil; the following table shows the total allocations that Barnet has been awarded in 2009-10 for grants that the hon. Member for Hendon requested.
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