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Independent Schools: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many mainstream independent schools do not enter pupils for GCSEs. (196320)

The information required is not readily available. The Secondary Schools Achievement and Attainment Tables give the percentage of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 achieving at least one qualification. Looking at the number of mainstream independent schools with 0 per cent. of students achieving at least one qualification will provide the best estimate that is readily available. In 2006/07 there were three such schools published in the Achievement and Attainment Tables.