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Muslim Schools

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many state-funded Muslim schools there were in England in each of the last five years. (94356)

The following table shows how many maintained Muslim schools were open in England as at September of each of the last five years:

Primary schools

Secondary Schools

Total

2002

2

2

4

2003

2

2

4

2004

3

2

5

2005

4

2

6

2006

5

3

8

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many private Muslim schools were inspected in each of the last five years; (94357)

(2) how many private Muslim schools there were in England in each of the last five years.

The information requested is given in the following table.

Academic year

Number of Independent Muslim schools inspected1

Number of registered Independent Muslim schools

2001-02

10

79

2002-03

23

108

2003-04

14

112

2004-05

48

110

2005-06

21

114

1 Includes seven schools which have since closed and excludes five schools inspected in academic year 2000-01.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money was received from his Department by maintained Muslim faith schools in England in each of the past five years. (94436)

The total amount of recurrent funding received by maintained Muslim faith schools in each of the last five years was as follows:

The Education (Budget Statements) (England) Regulations, total budget share plus grants allocated to Muslim schools at the beginning of each financial year since 2001-02, cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 16 October 2006

Total budget share plus grants allocated to Muslim schools at the start of the financial year (£)

Number of Muslim schools reported on Section 52 Budget (Table 2)

2001-02

936,485

2

2002-03

3,029,248

4

2003-04

3,954,729

4

2004-05

5,731,667

5

2005-06

7,376,441

6

2006-07

9,505,805

7

Total

30,534,375

7

Notes: 1. Only includes those Muslim schools reported by the local authority on their Section 52 Budget Statements (Table 2). 2. Includes all revenue funding allocated to the schools via the LA's local funding formula at the beginning of each financial year. Also includes any grants reported on Section 52 and allocated to schools as at 1 April each year. 3. 2003-04 does not include any EIC grants allocated to schools as this was not recorded at a school level on Section 52 in that year. EIC grants account for £85,000 of the 2004-05 total.

In addition, in terms of capital funding, the following amounts were disbursed for approved capital projects at maintained Muslim schools as follows:

Amounts disbursed for approved capital projects (£)

2001-02

940,000

2002-03

1,000,000

2003-04

7,850,000

2004-05

6,750,000

2005-06

7,300,000

2006-07

11,900,000

Total

25,740,000

1 Paid out in grant so far within the financial year 2006-07 on committed capital projects.