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Private Education: Berkshire

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary school age pupils in (i) Reading and (ii) Wokingham attended independent schools in each of the last five years. (248871)

The requested information is given in the following table.

Independent schools1: Number and percentage of pupils aged five to 10 and 11 to 152 (Position in January 2008)

Pupils aged five to 10

Pupils aged 11 to 15

Number

Percentage3

All pupils aged five to 10

Number

Percentage3

All pupils aged 11 to 15

Reading

730

8.1

9,060

1,410

21.4

6,600

Wokingham

990

8.5

11,550

1,150

11.4

10,100

England

198,480

5.6

3,531,130

233,710

7.4

3,160,390

1 Excludes dually registered pupils.

2 Age as at 31 August in previous year (start of academic year).

3 Number of pupils in independent schools expressed as a percentage of number of pupils in same age group across all schools (excludes dually registered pupils).

Note:

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.