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Pupils

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in England and Wales were in school years (a) six and (b) 11 in each year since 1995. (157820)

The information available is set out in the following table:

Pupils1 in all schools2 aged 10 and 15 at the start of the academic year

Aged 10

Aged 15

England

Wales

England and Wales

England

Wales

England and Wales

1996/97

616,160

37,800

653,960

587,050

36,050

623,100

1997/98

630,810

38,770

669,590

575,770

35,770

611,530

1998/99

650,710

39,800

690,510

581,260

35,550

616,800

1999/2000

643,550

38,730

682,280

581,900

35,590

617,490

2000/01

653,450

39,090

692,540

605,340

37,170

642,520

2001/02

660,450

39,470

699,920

608,780

37,120

645,900

2002/03

656,500

38,990

695,480

624,190

38,000

662,190

2003/04

632,980

37,570

670,550

645,050

39,220

684,270

2004/05

632,380

37,060

669,440

638,690

38,500

677,190

2005/06

618,830

36,050

654,890

650,300

38,880

689,190

2006/07

610,700

35,520

646,220

656,720

39,640

696,360

1 Full-time and part-time pupils. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

2 Includes maintained and non-maintained (including independent schools, CTCs and academies) schools.

Source:

Education and Training Statistics for the United Kingdom; Welsh Assembly Government