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Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils received more than (a) 15 and (b) 20 fixed-period exclusions in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
|Primary, secondary and special schools( 1, 2, 3) : Number of times pupil enrolments were excluded for a fixed period( 4) , 2006/07 and 2007/08|
|Number of pupil enrolments( 4)|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed. (2 )Includes city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies). (3) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools. (4) Pupils may be counted more than once if they were registered at more than one school or moved schools during the school year. (5) Those pupils counted in the 'more than 20' category are also included in the 'more than 15' category. Note: Figures rounded to nearest 10. Source: School Census.|
Mr. Timpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of children with epilepsy in mainstream schools who achieve examination results lower than indicated by their assessed intellectual level. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average per pupil funding in (a) rural, (b) urban and (c) inner London secondary schools was in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: The average per student funding of secondary schools in rural, urban and inner-London settings is set out for the financial years 2004-05 and 2009-10 in the following table. Data are not available before 2004-05 as the urban/rural classification was only created in 2004. To produce urban/rural data for all years would be at disproportionate cost so a comparator of inner London and rest of England has been provided for intervening years.
|The Education (Budget Statements) (England) Regulations, total budget share (plus grants)( 1, 2 ) per pupil( 3) in secondary schools( 4) in England in inner London( 4) and rest of England 2004-05 to 2009-10 (with an urban/rural split in RoE: 2004-05 and 2009-10), cash terms( 5) figures as reported by local authorities as at 12 January 2010|
|Total budget share (plus grants) per pupil (£)|
|Inner London||Urban (excluding inner London)||Rural||Rest of England (i.e. excluding inner London)||England|
|(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 on the school funding policy of each local authority. There will be differences between authorities in the amounts of funding held centrally to spend on behalf of their schools.
(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 the full-time equivalent number of 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 primary schools which 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).
(5) Figures are rounded to nearest £10.
However, the National Child Measurement programme (NCMP) provides data on the prevalence of obesity in children aged four to five years (reception year) and 10 to 11 years (year 6). Figures 13 and 14 in the NCMP report for 2008/09 provide information on the prevalence of obese children in reception and year 6 as measured by the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2007. This publication has been placed in the Library. The report shows there is a strong gradient for child obesity against area-based deprivation: the obesity prevalence rate in children in the decile of highest deprivation is 22.6 per cent. compared to 13.4 per cent. of children in the decile of lowest deprivation. Data from the school census 2009 shows a similar gradient for eligibility for free school meals against area-based deprivation: 40.5 per cent. of pupils aged five to 15 in the decile of highest deprivation are eligible for free school meals compared to 2.3 per cent. of pupils aged five to 15 in the decile with lowest deprivation.
Rob Marris: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of state schools in England have a facility for the sound amplification of teachers' voices fitted in the majority of classrooms. 
Rob Marris: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has commissioned any recent research on the effects on pupil (a) learning and (b) behaviour of the sound amplification of teachers' voices in classrooms. 
John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much revenue has accrued from the sale of school playing fields since May 1997; and what area of such fields has been sold in Leeds West constituency in that period. 
Mr. Iain Wright: Legislation was introduced on 1 October 1998, under section 77 of the School Standards and Framework Act, to stop the indiscriminate sale of school playing fields. We do not hold records of how many were sold before this date but we do know that there was growing public concern about the number being lost. Since 1 October 1998 no school playing field has been sold to raise revenue funding.
A sale is only allowed if the playing field in question is genuinely surplus and all of the sale proceeds must be used towards specific capital projects to improve school sports provision or educational facilities.
Investment in school buildings has risen from £683 million in 1996-97 to £21.8 billion in the three year period 2008-09 to 2010-11. Schools no longer have to sell their playing fields to pay for repairs.
Mr. Hendrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the effects on schools of changes to the level of expenditure on school sports in Preston since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: In the eight years to 2011, the Government would have invested £2.4 billion in the national PE and sport strategy which aims to improve the quality and quantity of physical education (PE) and school sport up and down the country. At the heart of our strategy is the establishment of a national infrastructure of School Sport Partnerships, which now includes every maintained school in the country. However, the boundaries and membership of School Sport Partnerships in Preston has changed over time, as the network was rolled out across the country. This makes it difficult to show, accurately, the extent of the impact of that investment in Preston.
In 2008/09, the survey changed to measure the percentage of pupils doing three hours high quality PE and sport each week. For Lancashire as a whole this figure was 52 per cent., against a national figure of 51 per cent.
Mr. Iain Wright [holding answer 10 February 2010]: The annual PE and Sport Survey collects data from maintained schools relating to pupils' participation in PE and sport. The 2008/09 survey found that all primary schools and 98 per cent. of secondary schools held a sports day during the last academic year.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many schools rated inadequate for (a) behaviour and (b) leadership by Ofsted are also rated (i) inadequate overall, (ii) satisfactory overall, (iii) good overall and (iv) outstanding overall; 
Your recent parliamentary questions have been passed to me, as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for response.
The latest period for which published figures about maintained school section 5 inspection outcomes are available is the academic year 2008/09. This answer, therefore, takes into account inspections carried out prior to 1 September 2009.
At 1 December 2009 there were 22,260 schools open and eligible for a section 5 Ofsted inspection. Of these, 21,920 had received at least one section 5 inspection. These schools, together with their latest inspection judgements, form the basis for the response.
Of the 21,920 schools, 3,577 (16%) were judged as outstanding for overall effectiveness at their last inspection, 11,033 (50%) were judged as good, 6,950 (32%) were judged as satisfactory and 360 (2%) were found to be inadequate.
Of the 21,920 schools, 3,972 (18%) were judged as outstanding for leadership and management at their last inspection and 222 (1%) were judged as inadequate.
Of the 222 schools judged to have inadequate leadership and management, all were judged to be inadequate for overall effectiveness.
Of the 21,920 schools, 48 were judged to have inadequate behaviour. Of these, 9 were judged to be satisfactory for overall effectiveness and 39 were judged as inadequate. None was found to be outstanding or good for overall effectiveness,
A copy of this reply has been sent to Vernon Coaker MP, Minister of State for Schools and Learners, and placed in the library of both Houses.
Annette Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with the General Teaching Council on arrangements for implementation of his Department's proposed licence to practise; how much funding has been allocated to the implementation of that scheme; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: We are working closely through a joint project with the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) to design a licensing system that is simple and workable. The clauses providing for a 'licence to practise' are included in the Children, Schools and Families Bill which is progressing through Parliament. We have already published an impact assessment alongside the Bill which outlines our current estimates of the costs of introducing the system to support the 'licence to practise'. We will have a clearer picture of the precise costs once the joint work with the GTCE is concluded. The impact assessment and other related documents are available on the website at:
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