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Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) the London borough of Enfield are below the National Challenge Benchmark following 2009 GCSE results. 
Mr. Coaker: Individual school results for the 2008-09 academic year are not available until the publication of the Achievement and Attainment Tables in January 2010. In 2008 there were three schools in the London borough of Enfield that had fewer than 30 per cent. of its pupils at the end of Key Stage 4, achieving five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and mathematics, of which one school was in the Enfield North constituency.
Mr. Coaker: This information is not held by the Department. However, the DCSF is currently undertaking research as part of its departmental adaptation plan (to be published in spring next year) which includes work to map flood risk in schools in collaboration with the Environment Agency.
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The following table sets out the number of maintained rural schools that have closed in each year since 2000. We do not have reliable information about decisions made prior to 2000.
|(1) Including middle deemed secondary.|
The table shows closures where the schools ceased to be maintained and were not replaced. There are other circumstances involving school closure which have been
excluded from the table because replacement provision was established, for example, in the case of a change to a school's religious character or an amalgamation of an infant and junior school to form a primary school.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average per student funding was in comprehensive secondary schools of (a) less than 100, (b) 100 to 199, (c) 200 to 299, (d) 300 to 399, (e) 400 to 499, (f) 500 to 599, (g) 600 to 700 and (h) over 700 students in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: The Department collects figures of the levels of per pupil funding allocated to schools by local authorities via the Section 52 Outturn statements. The Section 52 Outturn statements are completed by all local authorities in England and all local authorities have their own individual local funding formulae to delegate education funding to the maintained schools in their area.
The following table shows the per pupil funding for maintained secondary schools in 2006-07 broken down by size. Please note that figures for opening and closing schools in that financial year have been excluded and that there was only one urban school with fewer than 100 pupils, hence the high per-pupil funding figure.
|Total budget share (plus grants)( 1,2) per pupil( 3) in secondary schools( 4) in England with an urban/rural split: 2006-07 cash terms( 5) figures as reported by local authorities as at 29 October 2009|
|Number of pupils in school|
|(1) Budget share plus grants allocated to schools is the combination of the schools individual budget share plus any revenue grants allocated to the school at the start of the financial year. This does not include any capital funding allocated to schools.|
(2) The amount of money allocated to a school depends very much on the individual local authorities' own policy for funding their schools. Different authorities retain varying amounts of funding centrally to spend on behalf of their schools while others chose to give schools more autonomy over how they spend their money by devolving more funding to the individual school.
(3) The pupil numbers used to calculate the per pupil amounts are as reported by the local authority on their Section 52 Budget Statement (Table 2) comprising of the full time equivalent number pupils registered at the school used for the initial determination of the school's budget share under the local authority's allocation formula.
(4) Included are all local authority maintained secondary schools who are reported by their LA as being open for the entire final year (schools that are reported as either opening or closing during the financial year have been removed). Figures include any LSC funding and LSC pupils for schools with 6th forms.
(5) Figures are rounded to nearest £10.
(6) Definition of urban and rural schools in accordance with Rural and Urban Area Classification 2004-further information available at
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the written ministerial statement of 13 November 2008, Official Report, columns 61-2WS, on secondary school improvement, what schools are classified as coasting in each local authority; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: The Gaining Ground strategy is locally driven. Local authorities were asked to identify schools in their area that might benefit from the support available. Schools were considered for the programme if their attainment was above 30 per cent. A*-C GCSEs including English and maths and their progression between key stage 2 (age 11) and key stage 4 (age 16) was below average with little improvement over at least three years. Local authorities also considered other criteria such as whether the school placed an equal emphasis on progression and attainment.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools for children with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties there are in (a) England, (b) Essex and (c) Castle Point. 
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community, community special, foundation, foundation special, non-maintained special, voluntary aided and voluntary controlled.
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families from what budgets funding is drawn for (a) improved special educational needs (SEN) training, (b) the Achievement for All programme, (c) further SEN support and (d) the implementation of the recommendations of the Bercow Review. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The funding is drawn from the Special Educational Needs and Disability Division's delegated budget within the Children and Families Directorate in the Department. Department of Health budgets are also supporting the implementation of the "Better Communication Action Plan", the Government's response to the Bercow Review.
David Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many posts there were for learning support assistants in (a) young offender institutions and (b) secure training centres in England and Wales (i) on the most recent date for which figures are available and (ii) on the same date in each of the last five years; and how many such posts were vacant in each case. 
Mr. Coaker: Figures for the number of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) across the youth justice secure estate are not routinely recorded centrally. However, information from the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) indicates that in September 2009, there were 153 LSC funded LSAs in the 14 public sector Prison Service YOIs in England, and the LSC is not aware of any current vacancies for LSAs in these establishments.
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many Sure Start centres are (a) in operation and (b) under construction; and if he will make a statement; 
We are on track to achieve our target of at least 3,500 Children's Centres by March 2010. The exact number of Children's Centres under construction or planned to be opened in each of the next 12 months is provisional and subject to change as local authorities work to open their remaining centres, and ensure universal coverage, in discussion with our delivery partner, Together for Children.
Table 1 gives the number of designated Sure Start Children's Centres in each local authority area as at the end of October 2009. Table 2 shows how many new Sure Start Children's Centres have been opened in each of the last 24 months.
|Table 1: Sure Start Children's Centres in each local authority area as at the end of October 2009|
|Local authority||Designated Sure Start Children's Centres at October 2009|
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