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Higher Education: Blackpool

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many pupils from schools in Blackpool South constituency went on to higher education in years (a) 1992 to 1997, (b) 1997 to 2002 and (c) 2002 to 2007. (253968)

The available figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) are shown in the following table. Figures on entrants for 2007/08 were released on 29th January 2009. The figures show the number of school pupils from the Blackpool South constituency who entered higher education aged 18 or 19 in 1997/98 to 2007/08.

Number of entrants1,2,3 aged 18 or 19 to undergraduate courses in UK higher education institutions from the parliamentary constituency of Blackpool South, 1997/98 to 2007/08—figures as at 1 December (snapshot)

Academic year

Number of children entering higher education aged 18 or 19

2007-08

195

2006-07

210

2005-06

235

2004-05

210

2003-04

215

2002-03

230

2001-02

230

2000-01

210

1999-2000

200

1998-99

200

1997-98

190

1 Figures are rounded to the nearest five. Includes full and part-time students.

2 Excludes students at Open University.

3 Students have been allocated to the Blackpool South constituency based on the home postcode reference recorded on the HESA student record. Some of these pupils may not have attended Blackpool South schools.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency Student Record