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Faith Schools

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research his Department has commissioned into the cultural and ethnic make-up of pupils in faith schools in England. (102547)

The Department has commissioned research entitled “Minority ethnic pupils in the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England” which primarily aims to explore differences between ethnic groups and the impact on their attainment. The research will also examine representation of ethnic and faith groups across different school types and is scheduled to report in spring 2007.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many (a) Muslim, (b) Catholic, (c) Hindu, (d) Jewish and (e) Sikh pupils there are at Church of England (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in England; (102548)

(2) how many (a) Muslims, (b) Protestants, (c) Hindus, (d) Jewish and (e) Sikh pupils there are in Catholic (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in England;

(3) how many (a) Christian, (b) Hindu, (c) Jewish and (d) Sikh pupils there are in Muslim schools in England.