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Travel to School

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of how far on average (a) primary school and (b) secondary school pupils travel to get to school in (i) Cornwall, (ii) the South West and (iii) England. (106877)

The average distances travelled (in miles) by primary and secondary aged pupils are as follows:

Miles

Primary

Secondary

Cornwall

1.10

2.44

South West

0.90

2.12

England

0.82

1.82

Note: 1. The information in this answer is derived from data collected in the Schools Census returns made by schools to the Department. It includes solely registered and main registration of dually registered pupils aged 5 to 15 attending maintained primary and secondary schools, Academies and CTCs. It excludes pupils reported to be boarders. 2. The distances calculated are straight line distances.