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Faith Schools

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary faith schools there were in England in each year from 1997, broken down by faith; and if he will make a statement. (201196)

I refer the hon. Member to the following link

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000744/index.shtml

to Statistical First Release “Schools and Pupils in England: January 2007 (Final)”. Table 8 gives the information requested for the most recent year; figures for earlier years are available in equivalent publications for those years.

The earliest year for which this information is available electronically is 1998. Figures for this year can be found in volume ‘Schools in England 1998’, which is available via the following link:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/VOL/v000130/index.shtml

Copies of these publications are available in the Libraries of the House. Further information can be provided only at disproportionate costs.