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Pupil Numbers

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 8 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many pupils are being taught at the temporary school at Oakgrove; how long the temporary school will remain in place; and what estimate he has made of the number of pupils who will be taught there in (a) September 2006, (b) July 2007 and (c) September 2007; (75494)

(2) what estimate he has made of the number of pupils who will be taught in (a) Bradwell Village, (b) Caroline Haslett, (c) Green Park, (d) Olney Infants, (e) Lord Grey, (f) The Walnuts, (g) White Spire and (h) Sir Frank Markham schools in (i) September 2006, (ii) July 2007 and (iii) September 2007.

Local authorities are responsible for school place planning and the Secretary of State does not make estimates of pupil numbers. As part of the annual surplus places survey, however, the Department collects local authority area level forecasts of the number of primary and secondary pupils. We do not collect forecasts at school level. The following table shows Milton Keynes estimated pupil numbers at September 2006 and 2007:

2006

2007

Primary

20,064

20,605

Secondary

16,740

16,937

Total

38,810

39,549

Source: 2005 Surplus Places Survey