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Primary Education

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many year 1 pupils there were in schools in England in each of the last five years. (179310)

The available information is provided in the table.

Nursery, primary, secondary and special schools1, 2, 3: Number (headcount) of pupils in national curriculum year group 14. Position in January each year 2003 to 2007: England

Nursery

Primary1

Secondary1, 2

Special3

Total1, 2, 3

20035

0

580,620

40

3,640

584,300

2004

30

568,050

30

3,340

571,440

2005

10

563,970

160

2,960

567,100

2006

10

544,110

210

3,010

547,340

2007

10

533,200

270

2,830

536,320

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies.

3 Includes maintained and non maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.

4 Excludes dually registered pupils.

5 Figure provided for secondary schools in 2003 excludes anomalous national curriculum year group data reported by one school.

Note:

Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.