(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
Source: 2005 Surplus Places Survey