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Specialist Schools: Music

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many colleges were established with music as a (a) first, (b) second and (c) combined specialism in each of the last three years; (254788)

(2) how many colleges listed music as a (a) first, (b) second and (c) combined specialism in each of the last three years.

There have been 32 schools that have taken music as either their initial specialism, as an additional specialism or as part of a combined specialism, over the last three years. The following table shows the breakdown of those figures.

2006

2007

2008

Total

Music as an initial specialism

5

4

6

15

Music as an additional specialism

5

5

1

11

Music as a combined specialism

3

2

1

6

Total

13

11

8

32