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General Certificate of Secondary Education

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of schools had less than 30 per cent. of pupils obtaining five A* to C GCSEs including English and mathematics in 2007, broken down by index of multiple deprivation decile. (198658)

The information requested is set out in the following table.

IMD Decile1

Total number of schools2

Number of schools with less than 30% 5+A*-C inc. English and maths

Percentage of schools with less than 30% 5+A*-C inc. English and maths

0-10% most deprived

259

144

55.6

10-20%

309

129

41.7

20-30%

301

99

32.9

30-40%

336

91

27.1

40-50%

351

74

21.1

50-60%

305

52

17.0

60-70%

330

43

13.0

70-80%

297

35

11.8

80-90%

322

32

9.9

90-100% least deprived

304

9

3.0

1 Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2004.

2 Including only those maintained mainstream schools with results published in the School and College Achievement and Attainment tables.

Source:

School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) pupils eligible for free school meals and (b) all eligible pupils did not sit five GCSEs in 2007. (199415)

A total of 32,819 pupils sat fewer than five GCSE or equivalent examinations in 2006/07. This was 5.5 per cent. of all pupils. 9,603 pupils eligible for free school meals sat fewer than five GCSE or equivalent examinations in 2006/07, This was -12.6 per cent. of pupils eligible for free schools meals.

The figures relate to pupils in maintained schools at the end of Key Stage 4.