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Pre-school Education

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in the 10 per cent. (a) most and (b) least deprived local authority areas were working securely within each of the 13 assessment scales of the Foundation Stage Assessment Profiles in each year since 2005. (226005)

[holding answer 13 October 2008]: Information is only available for seven of the 13 assessment scales and for children resident in the 30 per cent. most deprived areas. This is shown for 2007-08 in the tables which have been placed in the House of Commons Library. Further information on the proportion of children working securely within the additional six assessment scales and for earlier years can be compiled and checked only at a disproportionate cost.

The most recent information on the Foundation Stage Profile was published in the Statistical First Release 25/2008 “Foundation Stage Profile results in England 2007/08” on 18 September 2008, which is available on the Department’s website

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000812/index.shtml.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in (a) Basingstoke, (b) Hampshire and (c) each region were working securely within each of the 13 assessment scales of the Foundation Stage Assessment Profiles in each year since 2005. (226006)

[holding answer 13 October 2008]: The available information for 2005 to 2008 is shown in the tables which have been placed in the House of Commons Library. Information is not available at parliamentary constituency level.

The most recent information on the Foundation Stage Profile was published in the Statistical First Release 25/2008 “Foundation Stage Profile results in England 2007/08” on 18 September 2008, which is available on the Department’s website

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000812/index.shtml.