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Private Education: Eastern Region

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of children of (a) primary and (b) secondary school age in (i) each local authority in the Eastern Region and (ii) each ward in the Peterborough city council area attended independent schools in each year since 1997. (160214)

The available information for 1997, 2001 and 2007 is given in the following tables.

Information for all of the 11 years requested could be provided only at disproportionate costs.

Independent schools1: Number and percentage of pupils by age group, position in January: 1997, 2001 and 2007

Pupils in independent schools

Pupils aged 5 to 10

1997

2001

2007

Number

Percentage2

Number

Percentage2

Number

Percentage2

England

191,440

5.0

205,590

5.4

199,030

5.6

East of England Government Office Region

20,871

5.1

22,960

5.5

22,800

5.7

Local authorities with East of England

902

Bedfordshire3

1,734

3.7

5

5

5

5

820

Bedfordshire4

5

5

1,757

5.6

1,492

5.0

905

Cambridgeshire3

2,184

4.1

5

5

5

5

873

Cambridgeshire4

5

5

2,331

5.7

2,455

6.2

915

Essex3

6,372

5.2

5

5

5

5

881

Essex4

5

5

5,627

5.5

5,524

5.8

919

Hertfordshire

6,287

5.2

7,340

8.6

7,238

9.0

821

Luton

5

5

248

1.5

403

2.6

926

Norfolk

2,057

3.8

2,092

3.8

2,257

4.3

874

Peterborough

5

5

131

1.0

161

1.2

882

Southend-on-Sea

5

5

971

7.4

765

6.2

935

Suffolk

2,237

4.5

2,467

4.9

2,506

5.3

883

Thurrock

5

5

0

0.0

0

0.0

Wards within Peterborough:

Barnack

5

5

5

5

5

5

Bretton North

5

5

5

5

5

5

Central

5

5

5

5

5

5

Dogsthorpe

5

5

5

5

5

5

East

5

5

5

5

5

5

Eye and Thorney

5

5

5

5

*

*

Fletton

5

5

5

5

5

5

Glinton and Wittering

5

5

5

5

5

5

Newborough

5

5

5

5

5

5

North

5

5

5

5

5

5

Northborough

5

5

5

5

5

5

Orton Longueville

5

5

5

5

5

5

Orton Waterville

5

5

5

5

5

5

Orton with Hampton

5

5

5

5

5

5

Park

5

5

5

5

5

5

Paston

5

5

5

5

5

5

Ravensthorpe

5

5

5

5

5

5

Stanground Central

5

5

5

5

5

5

Stanground East

5

5

5

5

5

5

Walton

5

5

5

5

5

5

Werrington North

5

5

5

5

5

5

Werrington South

5

5

5

5

5

5

West

80

7.9

131

9.5

159

14.8

Pupils in independent schools

Pupils aged 11 to 15

1997

2001

2007

Number

Percentage2

Number

Percentage2

Number

Percentage2

England

214,350

7.2

217,620

6.9

232,620

7.3

East of England Government Office Region

23,266

7.2

23,830

6.9

26,280

7.3

Local authorities with East of England

902

Bedfordshire3

2,610

7.3

5

5

5

5

820

Bedfordshire4

5

5

2,479

9.5

2,606

9.7

905

Cambridgeshire3

3,230

7.7

5

5

5

5

873

Cambridgeshire4

5

5

3,296

10.2

3,383

10.0

915

Essex3

3,048

3.3

5

5

5

5

881

Essex4

5

5

2,977

3.6

3,454

4.0

919

Hertfordshire

8,160

12.1

8,607

11.8

9,683

12.7

821

Luton

5

5

28

0.2

292

2.3

926

Norfolk

2,619

6.0

2,542

5.5

2,669

5.5

874

Peterborough

5

5

114

1.0

143

1.2

882

Southend-on-Sea

5

5

205

2.0

289

2.6

935

Suffolk

3,599

9.1

3,577

8.5

3,763

8.7

883

Thurrock

5

5

0

0.0

0

0.0

Wards within Peterborough:

Barnack

5

5

5

5

5

5

Bretton North

5

5

5

5

5

5

Central

5

5

5

5

5

5

Dogsthorpe

5

5

5

5

5

5

East

5

5

5

5

5

5

Eye and Thorney

5

5

5

5

0

0.0

Fletton

5

5

5

5

5

5

Glinton and Wittering

5

5

5

5

5

5

Newborough

5

5

5

5

5

5

North

5

5

5

5

5

5

Northborough

5

5

5

5

5

5

Orton Longueville

5

5

5

5

5

5

Orton Waterville

5

5

5

5

5

5

Orton with Hampton

5

5

5

5

5

5

Park

5

5

5

5

5

5

Paston

5

5

5

5

5

5

Ravensthorpe

5

5

5

5

5

5

Stanground Central

5

5

5

5

5

5

Stanground East

5

5

5

5

5

5

Walton

5

5

5

5

5

5

Werrington North

5

5

5

5

5

5

Werrington South

5

5

5

5

5

5

West

127

9.6

114

100.0

143

10.6

* = 1 or 2 pupils or a rate based on 1 or 2 pupils

1 Excludes City Technology Colleges and Academies.

2 The number of pupils attending independent schools expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils across all schools in same age group.

3 Before local government reorganisation.

4 After local government reorganisation.

5 Not applicable

Source:

School Census