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Schools: National Challenge

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools have been removed from the National Challenge as a consequence of their 2008 GCSE results. (241869)

Final validated GCSE results for 2008 are not yet available. However, support under the National Challenge is flexible and is not confined to schools currently with fewer than 30 per cent. of pupils gaining five A*-C including English and Mathematics. The programme also supports schools deemed to be at risk of falling below this threshold.

Individual local authorities will shortly publish their plans for all schools who are being supported by National Challenge so that local parents can see details of the proposed support.