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Secondary Education

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of secondary schools had more than (a) 1,000 pupils and (b) 1,500 pupils in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2007. (166703)

The requested information is given in the table

Maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies1: Number of schools and pupils by size of school2—position in January each year: 1997 and 2007—England

Schools with up to and including 1,000 pupils

Number of schools

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils3

1997

2,429

1,612,510

52.8

2007

1,841

1,290,040

38.8

Schools with 1,001 to 1,500 pupils

Number of schools

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils3

1997

1,019

1,216,690

39.8

2007

1,270

1,539,480

46.3

Schools with 1,501 to 2,000 pupils

Number of schools

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils3

1997

130

215,010

7.0

2007

266

444,480

13.4

Schools with more than 2,000 pupils

Number of schools

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils3

1997

6

12,650

0.4

2007

22

47,540

1.4

All schools

Number of schools

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils3

1997

3,584

3,056,870

100.0

2007

3,399

3,321,530

100.0

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Based on a headcount of pupils. Excludes dually registered pupils.

3 The number of pupils by size band of schools expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies.

Note:

Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10

Source:

School Census