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Specialised Schools

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained schools have specialist status, broken down by specialism. (201699)

There are 2,880 maintained schools which have specialist school status. The breakdown of those schools by specialism is shown in the following table:

Maintained Specialist Schools, April 2008

Number

Arts colleges

476

Business and enterprise

249

Engineering colleges

57

Humanities colleges

116

Language colleges

220

Maths and computing

272

Music colleges

26

Science colleges

316

Sports colleges

382

Technology colleges

564

Combined specialism

125

SEN specialism

77

Total maintained specialist schools

2,880