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Written Answers

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Airport: St Helena

Question

Asked by Lord Ashcroft

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in the building of the new airport on St Helena; and when the airport is expected to open.[HL5705]

Baroness Northover: Work on the St Helena airport continues to progress well and the project is currently on schedule and on budget.

The contractual completion date for the airport remains February 2016.

Apprenticeships

Question

Asked by Lord Bradley

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprenticeships have been established in each of the constituencies in Greater Manchester in each of the last three years.[HL5799]

Baroness Garden of Frognal: Information on the number of apprenticeship starts by geography is published in Supplementary Tables to a quarterly Statistical First Release (SFR), last published on 31 January 2013:

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/69EFC69B-C189-46C4-93C4-6B161D744073/0/January2013_Apprenticeship_Starts.xls

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/Statistics/fe_data_library/Apprenticeships/.

Audit Commission

Question

Asked by Lord Lucas

To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what legislative provisions the Audit Commission is permitted to underwrite the litigation expenses of a district auditor whose audit decision has been called into question by a member of the public.[HL5690]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government (Baroness Hanham): This is an operational matter for the Audit Commission and I have asked the Controller of Audit at the Audit Commission to write to the noble Lord direct.

Letter from Marcine Waterman, Controller of Audit for the Audit Commission, to Lord Lucas, dated March 2013

Under Section 3(8) of the Audit Commission Act 1998, the Audit Commission has powers to appoint firms of auditors on such terms as it determines. The commission's terms of appointment for auditors include an indemnity for the reasonable costs of litigation that arises in connection with their audit functions. Under

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Section 7 of the Act, the commission sets and recovers statutory audit fees, out of which it meets the costs auditors incur in the delivery of audits.

A copy of this letter will appear in Hansard.

Disabled People: Children’s Holidays

Question

Asked by Lord Alton of Liverpool

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 12 July (WA 265) relating to the Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund, whether they will review the proposal to charge the Fund a flat fee and a per capita charge for each child to whom the Fund provides a holiday.[HL5196]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Nash): We recently consulted on changes to reduce substantially the regulatory burden for holiday schemes for disabled children and the consequent cost of inspection. This was favourably received. Under the new framework, to be introduced in April, Ofsted will continue to charge a per capita fee for inspection but this will be significantly reduced. The future structure for Ofsted inspection fees, including the use of per capita charging, will be reviewed in setting the inspection fees for 2014-17.

Education: A-Levels

Questions

Asked by Lord Storey

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each year between 2007 and 2012, what proportion of secondary schools and sixth-form colleges offered (1) economics, and (2) business studies, at A-level.[HL5236]

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each year between 2007 and 2012, what proportion of secondary schools and sixth-form colleges provided further mathematics at A-level; and, of the schools and sixth-form colleges which did not, how many had capacity to do so.[HL5238]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Nash): The department does not collect information on the subjects offered at A-level by schools. We do, however, publish information on A-level examinations taken in schools, which includes entries in individual subjects.

This information for 2012 is available on our website here: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/ download_data.html.

Click the link “KS5 qualification and subject data”; relevant information is available in the A-level tab.

This information for 2011 is available on our website here: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/ performance/2011/download_data.html.

Click the link “KS5 qualification and subject data”; relevant information is available in the A-level tab.

Similar information for 2007-10 has been placed in the House Libraries.

The department does not collect information on the capacity of schools and sixth-form colleges to teach further mathematics.

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Education: Personal, Social and Health Education

Question

Asked by Baroness Nye

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the review of personal, social and health education will be published.[HL5762]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Nash): The internal review of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education was extended to take account of the outcomes of the wider national curriculum review. The national curriculum programmes of study have recently been released for consultation and we will announce the outcomes of the PSHE review in due course.

Energy: Power Stations

Question

Asked by Lord Willoughby de Broke

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider extending the life of those power stations due for closure under the European Union Large Combustion Plant Directive (2001/80/EC). [HL5792]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Baroness Verma): I refer the noble Lord to the Answer I gave to Lord Stoddart of Swindon on 4 March 2013 (Official Report, col. WA364).

Energy: Waste

Question

Asked by Baroness Byford

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Richard Benyon on 5 February (Official Report, Commons, col. 133W), what treatment routes for waste to give a refuse-derived fuel are available overseas that are less harmful to the environment; and why they are not available in the United Kingdom.[HL5845]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord De Mauley): Waste can be sent for recovery elsewhere in the EU. However, refuse-derived fuel can only be exported if it has been pre-treated and is going to a facility that meets the requirements for R1 in the waste framework directive. It cannot be exported for disposal to landfill. R1 designation indicates that the recovery plant has met a minimum threshold set out in the directive that relates to its efficiency and therefore environmental performance. As such, refuse-derived fuel is a commodity in an EU market and the opportunity is there for British companies to participate.

The same waste treatment routes are available in the UK as overseas. However, domestically we also have the option of sending waste to less environmentally beneficial routes, such as landfill. Current relative lack

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of domestic capacity of high-performing R1 recovery facilities means that were waste not exported it may go to a lower-performing recovery plant or to landfill.

Energy: Wind Turbines

Questions

Asked by Lord Wigley

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the effect on radar systems used for the testing of drones and airborne missiles of the number in the northern Carmarthenshire area of wind turbines to generate electricity. [HL5829]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Baroness Verma): Assessment of the impacts of wind turbines on military radar systems specifically in northern Carmarthenshire would be conducted on a case-by-case basis.

The department is currently dealing with an application for consent for one wind farm in Carmarthenshire (Brechfa Forest West wind farm). The potential impacts of that project on military radar will be considered as part of that application.

Asked by Lord Wigley

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they had with Carmarthenshire County Council prior to approving large-scale wind turbine projects for electricity generation in the north Carmarthenshire area.[HL5830]

Baroness Verma: There have been no direct discussions between HM Government and Carmarthenshire County Council concerning any large-scale wind turbine projects in north Carmarthenshire.

An inspector at the Planning Inspectorate will have considered any comments from the council and other interested parties during the examination last year of the Brechfa Forest West wind farm application. The Secretary of State is currently considering the inspector’s recommendation and a decision will be made shortly.

Food: Labelling

Question

Asked by Lord Birt

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to revise their guidelines on identifying the calorie content of foods sold in retail outlets. [HL5697]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe): EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (EU FIC) will make nutrition labelling mandatory from 13 December 2016 for most pre-packed food. The EU FIC stipulates that the amount of energy is labelled in both kilojoules and kilocalories on both the back and front of food packs.

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Gypsies and Travellers

Question

Asked by Baroness Whitaker

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the statistical returns for 2010–12 for school attendance, attainment and retention of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children.[HL5572]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools (Lord Nash): Information showing pupil absence

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by ethnic group and attainment information for Gypsy-Roma and Traveller of Irish Heritage pupils is shown in the tables below.

Pupil absence data for the academic year 2011-12 will be published on 19 March at: http://www.education. gov.uk-researchandstatistics.

Information on the retention of Gypsy-Roma and Traveller of Irish Heritage pupils of compulsory school age is not currently available. Such information is, however, being produced in response to a recent request from the Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers and will be placed in the House Libraries when complete.

Maintained Primary, State-funded Secondary and Special Schools (1)(2)(3)
Pupil Absence by Ethnic Group
2009-10
England
Maintained primary schools (1)State-funded secondary schools (1)(2)
Pupil enrolments in schools during 2009-10(4)Percentage of half days missed (5)Pupil enrolments in schools during 2009-10 (4)Percentage of half days missed (5)
Authorised absenceUnauthorised absenceOverall AbsenceAuthorised absenceUnauthorised absenceOverall Absence

White

2,635,320

4.52

0.59

5.11

2,388,830

5.60

1.46

7.06

White British

2,471,295

4.44

0.54

4.99

2,271,380

5.59

1.43

7.01

Irish

10,855

4.85

0.87

5.72

10,075

6.02

1.66

7.68

Traveller of Irish heritage

3,765

15.66

6.55

22.21

1,300

15.82

11.11

26.93

Gypsy/Roma

8,955

11.42

5.61

17.04

4,140

10.39

9.60

19.99

Any other white background

140,450

5.29

1.07

6.36

101,935

5.54

1.88

7.42

Mixed

148,440

4.76

0.96

5.72

104,425

5.56

1.80

7.36

White and Black Caribbean

45,090

4.87

1.18

6.05

36,470

5.97

2.26

8.23

White and Black African

17,215

4.39

0.88

5.27

10,720

5.11

1.68

6.78

White and Asian

32,035

4.73

0.74

5.47

21,125

5.34

1.41

6.75

Any other mixed background

54,100

4.81

0.92

5.73

36,115

5.41

1.61

7.02

Asian

326,895

5.12

0.98

6.10

225,985

4.71

1.17

5.89

Indian

85,285

4.58

0.61

5.19

66,470

4.15

0.71

4.85

Pakistani

137,550

5.46

1.17

6.63

87,220

5.36

1.50

6.86

Bangladeshi

56,455

5.54

1.25

6.79

37,290

4.77

1.48

6.25

Any other Asian background

47,605

4.59

0.75

5.34

35,005

4.14

0.93

5.07

Black

176,560

3.57

0.91

4.48

131,930

3.78

1.22

5.00

Black Caribbean

47,885

4.04

1.22

5.27

41,460

4.59

1.60

6.20

Black African

107,615

3.31

0.73

4.04

75,800

3.22

0.94

4.16

Any other Black background

21,060

3.85

1.05

4.90

14,670

4.29

1.60

5.88

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Chinese

11,850

3.51

0.38

3.89

10,570

2.82

0.48

3.30

Any other ethnic group

51,845

4.81

1.18

5.99

35,580

4.58

1.52

6.10

Minority ethnic pupils (6)

879,610

4.83

1.04

5.86

625,940

4.83

1.48

6.31

All pupils (7)

3,374,040

4.54

0.67

5.21

2,934,805

5.43

1.45

6.88

Maintained Primary, State-funded Secondary and Special Schools (1)(2)(3)
Pupil Absence by Ethnic Group
2009-10
England
Special School(3)Total
Pupil enrolments in schools during 2009-10(4)Percentage of half days missed (5)Pupil enrolments in schools during 2009-10 (4)Percentage of half days missed (5)
Authorised absenceUnauthorised absenceOverall AbsenceAuthorised absenceUnauthorised absenceOverall Absence

White

63,135

7.98

2.03

10.01

5,087,285

5.07

1.02

6.09

White British

60,460

7.89

2.02

9.92

4,803,135

5.03

0.98

6.01

Irish

235

10.71

3.51

14.22

21,165

5.48

1.28

6.75

Traveller of Irish heritage

85

17.11

7.14

24.25

5,150

15.73

7.78

23.50

Gypsy/Roma

190

15.10

8.51

23.61

13,285

11.15

6.94

18.09

Any other white background

2,165

9.32

1.33

10.64

244,550

5.43

1.41

6.84

Mixed

3,115

8.84

2.90

11.73

255,980

5.14

1.33

6.46

White and Black Caribbean

1,170

9.35

4.14

13.49

82,730

5.41

1.70

7.12

White and Black African

320

7.37

2.83

10.19

28,255

4.70

1.21

5.90

White and Asian

485

8.28

1.63

9.92

53,645

5.01

1.01

6.02

Any other mixed background

1,140

8.97

2.20

11.17

91,350

5.10

1.21

6.31

Asian

6,320

11.45

1.25

12.70

559,200

5.02

1.06

6.08

Indian

1,150

9.51

0.76

10.27

152,905

4.42

0.66

5.08

Pakistani

3,350

11.93

1.47

13.39

228,120

5.50

1.30

6.80

Bangladeshi

840

12.63

1.66

14.28

94,585

5.30

1.34

6.64

Any other Asian background

980

11.34

0.78

12.12

83,595

4.47

0.83

5.30

Black

4,405

7.67

1.58

9.25

312,890

3.72

1.05

4.77

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Black Caribbean

1,390

7.60

2.29

9.89

90,740

4.35

1.41

5.76

Black African

2,320

7.77

1.09

8.86

185,735

3.33

0.82

4.15

Any other Black background

690

7.47

1.81

9.28

36,420

4.09

1.29

5.38

Chinese

190

9.08

0.46

9.54

22,605

3.22

0.43

3.65

Any other ethnic group

785

10.62

1.61

12.23

88,210

4.77

1.32

6.09

Minority ethnic pupils (6)

17,485

9.71

1.79

11.50

1,523,035

4.88

1.23

6.11

All pupils (7)

78,840

8.30

1.98

10.27

6,387,685

5.00

1.04

6.04

Source: School Census

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(2) Includes maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies).

(3) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.

(4) Number of enrolments in schools from start of the school year up until 28 May 2010. Includes pupils on the school roll for at least one session who are aged between five and 15, excluding boarders. Some pupils may be counted more than once (if they moved schools during the school year or are registered in more than one school).

(5) The number of sessions missed due to authorised/unauthorised/overall absence expressed as a percentage of the total number of possible sessions.

(6) Pupils who have been classified according to their ethnic group, excluding White British.

(7) Includes pupil enrolments for whom information on ethnic group was unclassified or missing.

Totals may not appear to equal the sum of the component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest five.

State-funded Primary, Secondary and Special Schools (1)(2)(3)(4)
Pupil Absence by Ethnic Group
2010-11
England
State-funded primary schools (1)(2)State-funded secondary schools (1)(3)
Pupil enrolments in schools during 2010-11 (5)Percentage of half days missed (6)Pupil enrolments in schools during 2010-11 (5)Percentage of half days missed (6)
Authorised absenceUnauthorised absenceOverall AbsenceAuthorised absenceUnauthorised absenceOverall Absence

White

2,618,170

4.3

0.6

4.9

2,346,245

5.3

1.5

6.7

White British

2,449,745

4.2

0.6

4.8

2,230,270

5.2

1.4

6.7

Irish

10,430

4.6

0.8

5.5

9,910

5.5

1.7

7.1

Traveller of Irish heritage

3,710

15.7

6.0

21.7

1,275

14.8

11.7

26.4

Gypsy/Roma

9,775

10.8

5.5

16.3

4,695

10.0

9.7

19.7

Any other white background

144,510

4.9

1.1

6.1

100,095

5.1

2.0

7.1

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Mixed

156,155

4.5

1.0

5.5

108,980

5.2

1.8

7.0

White and Black Caribbean

46,250

4.6

1.3

5.8

37,425

5.6

2.4

7.9

White and Black African

18,585

4.2

1.0

5.2

11,555

4.7

1.6

6.3

White and Asian

34,450

4.5

0.8

5.3

22,525

5.0

1.4

6.3

Any other mixed background

56,875

4.5

1.0

5.5

37,475

5.0

1.6

6.6

Asian

335,730

4.9

1.0

5.9

231,685

4.6

1.2

5.8

Indian

86,830

4.4

0.7

5.1

66,575

3.9

0.7

4.6

Pakistani

141,385

5.2

1.2

6.4

90,390

5.3

1.6

6.9

Bangladeshi

57,550

5.4

1.2

6.6

38,615

4.7

1.5

6.2

Any other Asian background

49,965

4.3

0.8

5.1

36,100

3.8

0.9

4.7

Black

181,150

3.3

0.9

4.3

134,455

3.5

1.2

4.7

Black Caribbean

46,935

3.8

1.3

5.1

40,700

4.3

1.6

5.9

Black African

112,030

3.1

0.8

3.9

78,720

3.0

1.0

4.0

Any other Black background

22,180

3.5

1.1

4.6

15,030

3.9

1.5

5.4

Chinese

11,995

3.3

0.4

3.7

10,375

2.5

0.4

2.9

Any other ethnic group

53,315

4.6

1.3

5.8

36,060

4.2

1.6

5.8

Minority ethnic pupils (7)

906,770

4.6

1.1

5.7

637,530

4.5

1.5

6.1

All pupils (8)

3,392,330

4.3

0.7

5.0

2,911,100

5.1

1.4

6.5

State-funded Primary, Secondary and Special Schools (1)(2)(3)(4):
Pupil Absence by Ethnic Group
2010-11
England
Special Schools (4)Total
Pupil enrolments in schools during 2010-11 (5)Percentage of half days missed (6)Pupil enrolments in schools during 2010-11 (5)Percentage of half days missed (6)
Authorised absenceUnauthorised absenceOverall AbsenceAuthorised absenceUnauthorised absenceOverall Absence

White

62,220

7.7

2.1

9.8

5,026,635

4.8

1.0

5.8

White British

59,620

7.6

2.1

9.7

4,739,635

4.8

1.0

5.8

Irish

235

9.3

3.1

12.5

20,580

5.1

1.3

6.4

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Traveller of Irish heritage

80

18.8

8.2

27.0

5,065

15.5

7.5

23.0

Gypsy/Roma

200

14.4

7.1

21.5

14,670

10.5

6.9

17.5

Any other white background

2,085

9.2

1.5

10.8

246,685

5.0

1.5

6.5

Mixed

3,390

8.0

2.7

10.7

268,525

4.8

1.4

6.2

White and Black Caribbean

1,270

8.3

3.6

11.9

84,940

5.1

1.8

6.8

White and Black African

355

6.0

2.0

8.0

30,490

4.4

1.2

5.6

White and Asian

550

8.2

2.2

10.4

57,525

4.7

1.0

5.8

Any other mixed background

1,220

8.0

2.4

10.4

95,570

4.8

1.2

6.0

Asian

6,435

11.3

1.3

12.6

573,850

4.8

1.1

5.9

Indian

1,215

9.4

0.7

10.1

154,620

4.2

0.7

4.9

Pakistani

3,385

12.1

1.4

13.5

235,155

5.4

1.3

6.7

Bangladeshi

905

12.3

1.4

13.7

97,075

5.2

1.3

6.5

Any other Asian background

930

10.0

1.5

11.5

86,995

4.2

0.8

5.0

Black

4,555

7.2

1.6

8.8

320,155

3.5

1.1

4.5

Black Caribbean

1,430

7.0

2.5

9.5

89,070

4.0

1.5

5.5

Black African

2,430

7.4

1.1

8.6

193,180

3.1

0.8

4.0

Any other Black background

695

6.9

1.6

8.4

37,905

3.7

1.3

5.0

Chinese

185

6.4

0.7

7.1

22,560

2.9

0.4

3.4

Any other ethnic group

825

9.6

1.5

11.2

90,200

4.5

1.4

5.9

Minority ethnic pupils (7)

17,990

9.3

1.8

11.1

1,562,290

4.6

1.3

5.9

All pupils (8)

79,405

8.0

2.0

10.0

6,382,835

4.7

1.1

5.8

Source: School Census

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(2) Includes primary academies.

(3) Includes city technology colleges and secondary academies.

(4) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools, independent special schools and independent schools approved for SEN pupils.

(5) Number of enrolments in schools from start of the school year up until 27 May 2011. Includes pupils on the school roll for at least one session who are aged between five and 15, excluding boarders. Some pupils may be counted more than once (if they moved schools during the school year or are registered in more than one school).

(6) The number of sessions missed due to authorised/unauthorised/overall absence expressed as a percentage of the total number of possible sessions.

(7) Pupils who have been classified according to their ethnic group, excluding White British.

(8) Includes pupil enrolments for whom information on ethnic group was unclassified or missing.

Totals may not appear to equal the sum of the component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest five.

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Table 1: Achievements at GCSE and equivalent for Gypsy-Roma and Traveller of Irish Heritage pupils1 at the end of Key Stage 4
Years: 2009-10 to 2011-12 (revised)2,3,4
Coverage: England, State-funded Schools (including Academies and CTCs)
2009-102010-112011-12
Traveller Of Irish HeritageGypsy-RomaTraveller Of Irish HeritageGypsy-RomaTraveller Of Irish HeritageGypsy-Roma

KS4

Number of eligible pupils1

123

534

137

594

132

720

Percentage of pupils achieving

5+ A*-C grades

36.6

27.9

35.0

31.5

37.9

38.2

5+ A*-C grades inc. English & mathematics GCSEs

22.0

8.4

17.5

10.8

16.7

9.3

5+ A*-G grades

66.7

59.0

55.5

59.3

62.9

65.1

5+ A*-G grades inc. English & mathematics GCSEs

64.2

53.2

48.2

50.5

60.6

54.6

A*-C in English and mathematics GCSEs

.

.

18.2

11.1

18.2

9.6

A*-C grades in a Modern Foreign Language

3.3

4.9

3.6

4.0

3.0

5.6

5+ A*-C grades exc. equivalents inc. English and mathematics GCSEs5

.

.

13.1

7.7

9.1

6.5

Entered the English Baccalaureate

.

.

5.8

1.3

4.5

2.1

Achieved the English Baccalaureate

.

.

2.2

0.5

2.3

0.8

Expected progress in English

.

.

33.8

25.4

27.2

25.7

Expected progress in mathematics

.

.

23.4

18.1

25.8

20.3

Source: National Pupil Database (2009-10 to 2010-11) and Key Stage 4 attainment data (2011-12)

1 Number of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 in each academic year.

2 Figures for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are based on final data; 2011-12 figures are based on revised data.

3 From 2009-10 iGCSEs, accredited at time of publication, have been counted as GCSE equivalents and also as English and mathematics GCSEs.

4 Includes attempts and achievements by these pupils in previous academic years.

5 GCSEs only (including iGCSEs, short courses, double awards and vocational GCSEs) and AS levels.

. = Not applicable.

Table 2: Achievements by Gypsy/Roma and Traveller of Irish Heritage pupils at the end of Key Stage 2
Years: 2010 to 2012 (Revised)1
Coverage: England, State-funded Schools (including Academies and CTCs)
201020112012
KS2Traveller Of Irish HeritageGypsy/RomaTraveller Of Irish HeritageGypsy/RomaTraveller Of Irish HeritageGypsy/Roma

KS2 English

Number of eligible pupils

275

805

376

1,202

404

1,377

Percentage achieving the expected level2

33

31

38

30

44

36

Percentage making expected progress3

.

.

71

65

77

71

KS2 Maths

Number of eligible pupils

274

801

376

1,202

409

1,387

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Percentage achieving the expected level2

38

31

39

33

46

39

Percentage making expected progress3

.

.

66

58

68

66

Key Stage 2 English & Mathematics

Number of eligible pupils

274

801

376

1,202

403

1,377

Percentage achieving the expected level2

26

23

30

23

36

29

Key Stage 2 Reading, Writing & Mathematics

Number of eligible pupils

.

.

376

1,202

403

1,377

Percentage achieving the expected level2

.

.

24

18

29

24

Source: National Pupil Database

1. Figures for 2008 to 2011 are based on final data; 2012 figures are based on revised data.

2. Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above.

3. Pupils are expected to progress by at least 2 levels between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

. = Not applicable.

Table 3: Percentage of Gypsy/Roma and Traveller of Irish Heritage pupils achieving level 2 or above in Key Stage 1 teacher assessments
Years 2010 to 2012 (provisional)1
Coverage: England
School Type: State-funded Schools (including Academies)
201020112012
KS1Traveller Of Irish HeritageGypsy/RomaTraveller Of Irish HeritageGypsy/RomaTraveller Of Irish HeritageGypsy/Roma

KS1 Reading

Number of eligible pupils2

469

1,173

483

1,358

496

1,570

Percentage of pupils achieving level 2 or above

35

37

40

35

39

38

KS1 Writing

Number of eligible pupils2

469

1,172

483

1,358

496

1,570

Percentage of pupils achieving level 2 or above

30

32

32

30

32

34

KS1 Mathematics

Number of eligible pupils2

469

1,173

483

1,358

496

1,570

Percentage of pupils achieving level 2 or above

50

53

55

50

55

50

KS1 Science

Number of eligible pupils2

469

1,173

483

1,358

496

1,570

Percentage of pupils achieving level 2 or above

51

52

57

49

52

48

Source: National Pupil Database

1 Figures for 2010 - 2011 are based on final data; 2012 figures are based on provisional data.

2Includes pupils achieving levels 1, 2 (including levels 2C, 2B and 2A), 3, 4, those who were working towards level 1, who were disapplied from the National Curriculum, who were significantly absent so that no TA could be made on that pupil or who were unable to access the assessment (relevant to science only). Pupils with missing, or invalid results are not included in the calculations.

. = Not applicable.