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Secondary Schools (Wellingborough)

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of children of secondary school age who live in Wellingborough and do not go to a Wellingborough secondary school. (75300)

The information requested has been provided in the following table.

Wellingborough local authority district

Number/percentage

Number of resident secondary age pupils

4,595

Number of resident secondary age1 pupils attending schools outside of Wellingborough

627

Percentage of resident secondary age1 pupils attending schools outside of Wellingborough

13.6

1 Includes pupils aged 11 to15. Source: School Census January 2006 (provisional).

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many notifications Northamptonshire county council had received of children of secondary school age who do not have a school place in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) Wellingborough on 26 May. (75303)

This is a matter for Northamptonshire county council. Following the hon. Member’s point of order on Thursday 26 May after the Department’s oral question session, I wrote to him concerning this matter and copies of the letter have been placed in the House Library.