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Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils in each local authority area did not attain any GCSEs above grade D in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils not eligible for free school meals attended schools at which fewer than 30 per cent. of pupils achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics but excluding equivalents in 2009. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 1 March 2010]: In 2009, there were 242,990 pupils not known to be eligible for free school meals attending schools at which fewer than 30 per cent. of pupils achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics but excluding equivalents(1) (includes post 16 pupils).
(1) Includes maintained mainstream schools (including academies) with more than 10 pupils that were published in the 2009 Achievement and Attainment tables. Qualifications include GCSEs, GCSE short courses, GCSE double awards, vocational single and double GCSEs and AS levels.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has made an assessment for benchmarking purposes of educational attainment at GCSE in England in comparison with attainment of children of the same age in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 
The Department does publish data on educational attainment at GCSE across the UK and for England. Equivalent data for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is the responsibility of, and published by, the respective devolved Administrations.
|GCE, GCSE, SCE/NQ and vocational qualifications obtained by pupils( 1) and students (in their last year of compulsory education)|
|Percentage of pupils achieving GCSE or equivalent( 2)||2005/06||2006/07||2007/08|
|(1) Pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year; pupils in Year S4 in Scotland. From 2004/05, pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 in England.|
(2) From 2007/08 data are for 5+ A*-C, 5+ A*-C including English and Maths and Any Passes.
(3) Standard Grades 1-3/Intermediate 2 A-C/Intermediate 1 A in Scotland.
Education and Training Statistics for the United Kingdom 2009
|GCSE and equivalent qualifications obtained by pupils at the end of Key Stage 4|
|Percentage of pupils achieving GCSE or equivalent||2005/06||2006/07||2007/08||2008/09|
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals achieved (a) one or more A to G grades, (b) three or more A to C grades and (c) three or more A grades at A-level in 2003. 
|Pupils eligible for free school meals achieving||Number||Percentage|
The figures relate to 16 to 18-year-olds (age at start of academic year, i.e. 31 August 2002) in maintained schools only who were eligible for free school meals. The figures do not include the achievement of students in further education sector colleges previously eligible for free school meals.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils with gifted and talented status did not sit any A-levels in (a) 1997, (b) 2003, (c) 2006 and (d) the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Iain Wright: The Department has collected information about individual pupil's Gifted and Talented status in Secondary schools since 2006. The information available to answer this question is provided in the following table. Please note that this information covers pupils in school sixth forms only; pupils entered for A-level examinations in sixth form or further education colleges are excluded from the figures.
|Pupils with Gifted and Talented status who did not sit any A-levels in selected years|
National Pupil Database.
"Children and young people with one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group (or with the potential to develop those abilities)".
(1) Maintained and independent schools.
Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of students enrolled in International Baccalaureate courses were entitled to free school meals in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Coaker: As collected in the 2009 autumn school census, 1,679 students were studying International Baccalaureate courses, of these 5.3 per cent. were eligible to receive free school meals (89 students).
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent discussions he has had with the Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board on the timetable for the publication of the executive summary of the serious case review of the Karen Matthews case. 
[holding answer 29 March 2010]: As part of their challenge and support function, officials from the Government office for Yorkshire and the Humber keep in close contact with progress being made by Local Safeguarding Children Boards in their region
which are conducting serious case reviews. I understand that the Government office has had a number of discussions with Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board about the timetable for this particular, very complex serious case review. Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board hopes to complete it shortly and to publish the executive summary as soon as they are able to do so, after evaluation by Ofsted.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in (a) comprehensive, (b) academy and (c) independent schools were entered for a GCSE in each modern language in the last year for which figures are available. 
|Number of entries in comprehensive schools||Number of entries in academies||Number of entries in independent schools|
|(1) Figures suppressed due to small numbers|
1. Figures relate to pupils at the end of key stage 4 in the 2008-09 academic year and include attempts and achievements by these pupils in previous academic years.
2. Entries for academies are also included in the comprehensive schools figures.
Achievement and Attainment Tables data
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