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Specialist Schools

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils at each specialist school which selects a proportion of its pupils by aptitude for its specialist subjects is so selected at each school. (79801)

[holding answer 26 June 2006]: The Department does not collect this data. However all schools including specialist schools are bound by the limitations set within the School Admissions Code of Practice. Relatively few such schools select in this way. When the Department last collected such data in summer 2001, only 45 schools or 6.5 per cent. of those that were specialist at the time did so.