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School Attendance

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children living in England attend schools in Wales, broken down by (a) type of school, (b) sex and (c) age. (79582)

[holding answer 22 June 2006]: The Department only collects information on pupils who attend schools in England and therefore we are unable to supply information requested. This is a matter for the Welsh Assembly.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children living in Wales attend schools in England, broken down by (a) type of school, (b) age and (c) sex. (79583)

[holding answer 22 June 2006]: The numbers of pupils residing in Wales who attend maintained schools in England has been provided in the following tables .

(a) By type of school

Number of pupils

Nursery

8

Primary1

608

Secondary1

1,227

Special2

111

Total

1,954

(b) By age

Age3

Number of pupils

2

3

3

16

4

80

5

79

6

91

7

85

8

99

9

95

10

81

11

212

12

189

12

199

14

230

15

217

16

133

17

124

18

15

19

6

(c) By gender

Number of pupils

Female

922

Male

1,032

Total

1,954

Sources:

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes special schools and non-maintained special schools.

3 Age of pupils calculated at start of the academic year.