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GCSE: Disadvantaged

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families at how many maintained, mainstream schools (a) 75 per cent. or more and (b) 90 per cent. or more of pupils eligible to receive free school meals did not attain any GCSE grades higher than a D in the latest year for which figures are available. (243851)

In 35 maintained mainstream schools 75 per cent. or more of the pupils eligible to receive free school meals did not attain any GCSE and equivalents grades higher than a D in 2006/07.

In three schools 90 per cent. or more of the pupils eligible to receive free school meals did not attain any GCSE and equivalents grades higher than a D in 2006/07.

Of the 76,568 pupils eligible for FSM attending maintained secondary schools who took any GCSE and equivalents in 2006/07, 30,881 (40.3 per cent.) achieved the equivalent of at least one pass at grade D.

These figures relate to GCSE and equivalent and based on pupils at the end of KS4 in all maintained schools.

Only schools with 10 or more pupils are included in the answer.