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English Language

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of secondary school pupils in (a) Peterborough constituency, (b) Peterborough city council area and (c) England have English as a second language. (97516)

Maintained secondary schools 1: number and percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English 2 as at January 2006 by Peterborough parliamentary constituency, Peterborough local authority area and EnglandPupils of compulsory school age and aboveNumber of pupils 2Number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than EnglishPercentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English 3England 43,306,570314,9509.5 Peterborough local authority area13,1782,05015.6Peterborough parliamentary constituency8,2141,82422.2 1 Includes middle schools as deemed.2 Excludes dually registered pupils.3 The number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils of compulsory school age and above.4 Figures for England have been rounded to the nearest 10.Source: Schools’ Census