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Schools

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) rural and (b) urban (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools there were in (A) Cornwall, (B) the south west and (C) England in each year since 1999. (186623)

The numbers of (a) urban and (b) rural (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in (A) Cornwall, (B) the south west and (C) England as at February 2008 as shown in the following tables. To provide the information requested for previous years would require the manipulation of large volumes of data which could be undertaken only at a disproportionate cost.

PrimarySecondary

2008

Urban

Rural

Urban

Rural

Total

(A) Cornwall

59

178

16

15

268

(B) The south west

937

980

227

94

2,238

(C) England

11,958

5,248

2,744

552

19,502