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Gifted and Talented Programme

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools are not taking part in the gifted and talented programme. (203147)

Provisional data from the January 2008 school census shows that the percentage of schools identifying gifted and talented learners has increased by 3 per cent. in the secondary sector and 11 per cent. in the primary sector to 94 per cent. and 76 per cent. respectively. This shows continued strong progress towards the target for having all schools identifying gifted and talented learners by 2010.