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Grammar Schools: Admissions

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children attended grammar schools in each year since 1996; what proportion of the secondary school population this represented in each year; and if he will make a statement. (201181)

The requested information is given in the following table:

Grammar schools: Number and percentage of pupils1, 2, position in January each year, 1996 to 2007, England

Grammar schools

All secondary schools

Number of pupils1, 2

Percentage of pupils3

Number of pupils1, 2

1996

127,710

4.2

3,024,750

1997

128,710

4.2

3,056,870

1998

130,320

4.2

3,088,620

1999

140,880

4.5

3,138,090

2000

141,390

4.4

3,198,410

2001

142,340

4.4

3,248,610

2002

146,190

4.5

3,280,250

2003

149,910

4.5

3,328,270

2004

152,610

4.6

3,351,510

2005

154,070

4.6

3,347,680

2006

155,480

4.6

3,344,490

2007

156,800

4.7

3,321,530

1 Headcount of pupils. 2 Excludes dually registered pupils. 3 Includes maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies. 4 The number of pupils in grammar schools expressed as a percentage of pupils in all secondary schools. Note: Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Source: School Census.