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Secondary Education: Admissions

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 15 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of secondary schools were oversubscribed for admissions in 2007. (163629)

The school admissions process is coordinated by local authorities in partnership with schools in their area. Information on the number of applications made for secondary school places is not collected centrally.

The annual survey of school places provides information on the number of schools that are full to capacity or over capacity. Data from the 2007 survey show there are 1,045 secondary schools with no spare capacity—31 per cent. of all secondary schools in England.