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Foundation Degree Courses

Volume 403: debated on Monday 10 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students have enrolled on foundation degree courses in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002; and if he will make a statement. [98502]

Latest figures from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) show that there were 12,000 students enrolled on Foundation Degrees in 2002–03, compared with 4,200 in 2001–02. Figures published recently by UCAS, covering students applying for HE courses in 2003–04, show that the number of applications for Foundation Degree courses have more than doubled.

Maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools1: Eligibility for free school meals January 2002
Day pupils2
Nursery and primary schoolsSecondary schools
Number on rollNumber Known to be eligible for free mealsPercentage known to be eligible for mealsNumber on rollNumber Known to be eligible for free mealsPercentage Known to be eligible for free meals
Northampton, South7,7217539.89,01397810.9
1 Includes middle schools as deemed
2 Excludes boarding pupils