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(1) Those eligible may choose not to take up their offer of a free school meal for various reasons e.g. through preference or non attendance on the day. Pupils are counted as eligible only if they meet the eligibility criteria and make a claim.
(2) Includes maintained mainstream schools with more than 10 pupils. Qualifications include GCSEs, GCSE short courses, GCSE double awards, vocational single and double GCSEs and AS levels.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of students at each secondary school in (a) the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, (b) North Tyneside borough, (c) Gateshead borough and (d) Northumberland (i) achieved English GCSE grades A* to C, (ii) achieved mathematics GCSE grades A* to C and (iii) qualified for free school meals in 2009. 
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to change the protection provided for in law against the teaching of sex and relationships education not appropriate to the age, religious and cultural background of pupils. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The Children, Schools and Families Bill includes provisions that place a duty on the governing body and head teacher of a school to ensure that personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education (which includes sex and relationships education) is taught in a way that is appropriate to the ages of the pupils concerned and to their religious and cultural backgrounds.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many representatives he has received on the recommendations of the Badman review of secondary education percentage of these supported the introduction of a regulator for home education. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The registration and monitoring of home education proposals arising from the Badman report were subject to a full public consultation between 11 June and 19 October 2009. There were 5,211 responses which were mainly from home educators, their relatives and supporters and related organisations. Most of the responses were against the introduction of registration and monitoring.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of (a) Key Stage 1 and (b) Key Stage 2 pupils received specialist instrumental or vocal tuition in each of the last five years. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson [holding answer 28 January 2010]: There is no requirement for schools to provide this information, though the following data are available from information which local authorities voluntarily report to the National Music Participation Director in connection with their Local Authority Music Plans. Local authorities had predicted that 22 per cent. of their Key Stage 2 pupils would participate in their Wider Opportunities programmes in 2008-09, and have since reported that the actual figure was 24 per cent. that is 509,628 pupils. For 2009/10 the predicted figure is 31 per cent. The actual numbers will be reported to the National Music Participation Director by November 2010 and the percentage then calculated using the figure for total Key Stage 2 pupil numbers.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2010, Official Report, column 1123W, on the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit: standards, if he will place in the Library a copy of each of the agreed monthly Milestones. 
Dawn Primarolo: The agreed milestones for the implementation of the Government's response to Lord Laming's recommendations are set out in 'The protection of children in England: action plan - The Government's response to Lord Laming', published in May last year, available at
http://publications.everychildmatters.gov.uk/default. aspx?PageFunction=productdetails&PageMode=publications& Productld=CM+7589&
http://publications.dcsf.gov.uk/default.aspx?PageFunction =productdetails&PageMode=publications& Productld=DCSF-01181-2009&
Mr. Hendrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) free nursery and (b) pre-school places were available for (i) three and (ii) four year-olds in Preston in each year since 1997. 
The Department publishes information on the part-time equivalent number of free early education places filled by three and four year olds in maintained, private, voluntary and independent providers. Information on the number of pre-school places is not separately available. Part-time equivalent places are derived by counting children taking up 12 and a half hours per week as one place, 10 hours per week as 0.8 places, seven and a half hours per week as 0.6 places, five hours per week as 0.4 places and two and a half hours per week as 0.2 places. Data at Parliamentary constituency level are not available prior to 2004.
|Table 1: Part-time equivalent number of free early education places( 1, 2, 3) filled by three and four year olds( 4) , Parliamentary constituency: Preston, position in January each year|
|3-year- olds||4-year- olds|
|(1) A place is equal to 12.5 hours (five sessions) and can be filled by more than one child.|
(2) Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.
(3) Prior to 2004, information on early education places was derived from returns made by local authorities as part of the Nursery Education Grant (NEG) data collection exercise. These data were collected at local authority level, therefore, data for this parliamentary constituency is not available prior to 2004.
(4) Age of all children taken at 31 December in the previous calendar year.
Early Years Census and School Census.
The latest figures on early education places for three and four year olds in England were published in Statistical First Release (SFR) 11/2009 "Provision for children under five years of age in England: January 2009", available on my Department's website at:
Dawn Primarolo: The Department only holds data for the establishment of maintained nursery provision, which is recorded at local authority level. Information on other types of nursery provision is not held centrally. The following table sets out the numbers for each year in which new maintained nursery provision was established in the Lancashire local authority area, under local decision making arrangements which were introduced in September 1999.
From this local authority level data we have identified that no new maintained nursery schools have been established in Preston since 1999. However, two primary schools made prescribed alterations to add nursery units to their schools in 2001 and these are highlighted in the local authority table. Information about decisions made under the arrangements that operated prior to September 1999 is not reliable and is, therefore, not included.
|New maintained nursery provision established in the Lancashire local authority area|
|(1) Includes the two Preston Primary Schools|
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what projections his Department has made of the numbers of primary school children over the next 10 years; and what funding has been allocated to increase numbers of such children in (a) Test Valley borough, (b) Southampton City, (c) the Ceremonial County of Hampshire and (d) the South East. 
Projections are not published beyond 2017 due to the increasing levels of uncertainty over time. For example, the outturn for January 2009 differed by nearly 1.0 per cent. from our 2003 based projection for that year, but was less than 0.2 per cent. out from our 2008 based projection. 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.
|Maintained primary schools, full-time equivalent number of pupils( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)|
|At January in each academic year||Maintained primary schools|
|(1 )Full-time equivalent numbers count each part-time pupil as 0.5.|
(2 )Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand pupils.
(3 )The data include dually registered pupils.
(4 )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. For example, the outturn for January 2009 differed by nearly 1.0 per cent. from our 2003 based projection for that year, but was less than 0.2 per cent. out from our 2008 based projection. 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.
(5 )Projections allow for increase in take up of early years education towards universal provision.
(6 )Projections use the mid-2008 based Office for National Statistics (ONS) population projections.
(7 )The previous projections (PT278), published in Annex N of the Department's Annual Report of June 2009, used the mid-2006 based ONS population projections.
School census (January 2009) and DCSF pupil projections (PT279, December 2009)
The Department does not allocate funding on a phase basis, so no figures for primary school funding are available. Total Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) funding figures for pupils aged three to 15 for Southampton LA, Portsmouth LA, Hampshire LA and south east LAs in 2009-10 (final allocations) and 2010-11 (indicative allocations) are shown as follows. No funding allocations have been made beyond 2010-11 at this time. (Allocations for Test Valley borough are included within Hampshire LA.)
|Local authority||Final 2009-10 DSG allocations||Indicative 2010-11 DSG allocations|
In addition to DSG, further funding to schools is available through specific grants such as the School Standards Grant, School Development Grant and other Standards Funds. Further details for the latest specific grant allocation in 2009-10 and 2010-11 are available at:
In November 2009, the Department announced the allocation of £1,000,000 to Southampton LA to support the provision of additional primary places by 2011. This was part of a total of £271 million that was allocated to 34 authorities which had applied for exceptional funding for additional primary school places where there was greatest need. Hampshire LA also applied for this funding, but did not meet our criteria of high growth and need.
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