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Foreign Students

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many foreign students of (a) primary and (b) secondary school age are in maintained schools in (i) Ruislip-Northwood constituency, (ii) each London borough and (iii) England. (92816)

Information on the number of foreign pupils in schools is not collected centrally.

A table showing the number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English follows.

Maintained primary and secondary schools1: number and percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English as at January 2006

Pupils of compulsory school age and above2, 3

Primary schools

Secondary schools

Number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English

Percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English4

Number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English

Percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English4

England5

419,600

12.5

314,950

9.5

London5

189,890

39.1

141,780

33.5

Inner London5

90,780

52.3

60,540

47.4

202

Camden

5,039

57.8

4,120

41.4

201

City of London

117

65.4

n/a

n/a

204

Hackney

7,282

53.7

3,359

48.1

205

Hammersmith and Fulham

3,188

44.0

2,529

36.9

309

Haringey

8,910

53.5

5,349

45.9

206

Islington

4,527

41.0

3,645

45.2

207

Kensington and Chelsea

2,830

51.7

1,512

43.0

208

Lambeth

7,052

46.5

3,174

39.4

209

Lewisham

4,985

29.6

2,737

24.9

316

Newham

16,346

71.0

11,488

62.9

210

Southwark

6,927

39.6

4,637

45.3

211

Tower Hamlets

12,627

75.5

9,461

65.9

212

Wandsworth

5,119

39.1

3,779

36.2

213

Westminster

5,835

69.3

4,751

56.6

Outer London5

99,100

31.8

81,240

27.5

301

Barking and Dagenham

3,366

24.0

2,358

18.7

302

Barnet

8,001

39.2

6,621

33.9

303

Bexley

1,385

8.4

1,491

8.1

304

Brent

10,441

58.2

9,019

54.9

305

Bromley

1,187

5.9

1,129

5.0

306

Croydon

5,320

22.6

3,414

18.3

307

Ealing

10,551

53.6

7,367

48.5

308

Enfield

8,538

39.5

7,783

35.1

203

Greenwich

4,819

30.1

3,777

26.0

310

Harrow

7,675

47.3

4,019

44.5

311

Havering

814

5.0

623

3.8

312

Hillingdon

5,264

28.8

4,319

25.3

313

Hounslow

7,058

49.1

8,587

51.8

314

Kingston upon Thames

2,111

23.4

1,935

20.2

315

Merton

3,290

30.4

2,053

23.9

317

Redbridge

9,409

50.5

9,196

44.5

318

Richmond upon Thames

1,579

15.3

976

13.6

319

Sutton

1,323

11.4

1,736

10.7

320

Waltham Forest

6,972

42.4

4,832

34.3

Ruislip-Northwood parliamentary constituency

789

13.9

693

12.5

n/a = not applicable–no schools of this type.

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Pupils aged 5 and over are classified according to whether their first language is known or believed to be English or other than English.

3 Excludes dually registered pupils4.

4 The number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English expressed as a percentage of all pupils aged five and over.

5 National and regional totals have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

Schools’ Census