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Secondary Education: Admissions

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of secondary school pupils were taught in schools with more than (a) 1,000 pupils, (b) 1,500 pupils and (c) 2,000 pupils in (i) 1990, (ii) 1995, (iii) 2000, (iv) 2005, (v) 2006 and (vi) 2007. (163182)

The requested information is given in the following tables.

Maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies1, number of schools and pupils by size of school2, position in January each year: 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2007, England

Schools with up to and including 1,000 pupils

Schools with 1,001 to 1,500 pupils

Schools with 1,501 to 2,000 pupils

Number of schools

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils3

Number of schools

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils3

Number of schools

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils3

1990

3,244

1,983,150

69.3

677

786,140

27.5

58

94,110

3.3

1995

2,563

1,684,840

56.0

946

1,120,690

37.3

115

190,020

6.3

2000

2,226

1,497,750

46.8

1,146

1,377,020

43.1

186

308,740

9.7

2005

1,839

1,296,690

38.7

1,296

1,572,330

47.0

261

435,420

13.0

2006

1,830

1,292,490

38.6

1,295

1,573,270

47.0

259

433,640

13.0

2007

1,841

1,290,040

38.8

1,270

1,539,480

46.3

266

444,480

13.4

Schools with more than 2,000All schools

Number of schools

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils3

Number of schools

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils3

1990

0

0

0.0

3,979

2,863,390

100.0

1995

5

10,450

0.3

3,629

3,006,000

100.0

2000

7

14,900

0.5

3,565

3,198,410

100.0

2005

20

43,240

1.3

3,416

3,347,680

100.0

2006

21

45,090

1.3

3,405

3,344,490

100.0

2007

22

47,540

1.4

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.