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Pupils: Discipline

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of schools experienced persistent unsatisfactory behaviour in each reporting period from 1996-97 to 2007-08. (150685)

This is a matter for Ofsted. HM Chief Inspector, Christine Gilbert, has written to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply has been placed in the House Library.

Letter from Christine Gilbert, dated 25 July 2007:

Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, for reply.

You asked what proportion of schools experienced unsatisfactory behaviour for each reporting period from 1996/97 to 2007/08.

The table enclosed gives the percentage of schools found to have unsatisfactory behaviour judgements during each academic year from 1996/97 to 2005/06 and the first two terms of 2006/07. These judgements are taken as a proportion of all inspections in that year.

You should be aware that from 1996/97 to 2004/05 the proportion includes schools judged to have unsatisfactory, poor and very poor behaviour. Categorisation changed in September 2005 with the introduction of the Section 5 school inspection framework. From 2005/06 to 2006/7 the proportion therefore contains schools judged to have inadequate behaviour.

A copy of this reply has been sent to Jim Knight MP, Minister of State for Schools and Learners and will be placed in the library of both Houses.

Academic year

Percentage of schools inspected with unsatisfactory behaviour

2006/071

0.7

2005/06

0.8

2004/05

2.0

2003/04

2.9

2002/03

2.3

2001/02

2.6

2000/01

2.9

1999/2000

3.0

1998/99

3.2

1997/98

3.1

1996/97

3.4

1 Autumn and spring terms only.