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Pre-school Education

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children were working securely within each assessment of the foundation stage profile in the areas between (a) 0 and 10 per cent., (b) 10 and 30 per cent., (c) 30 and 50 per cent., (d) 50 and 70 per cent., (e) 70 and 90 per cent. and (f) 90 and 100 per cent. on the index of deprivation in each year since 2005. (249527)

[holding answer 20 January 2009]: Information is only readily available for seven of the 13 assessment scales; these are personal, social and emotional development and communication, language and literacy. Further information on the proportion of children working securely within the additional six assessment scales and for earlier years can be compiled and checked only at a disproportionate cost.

Information on the proportion of children working securely within these seven scales of the foundation stage profile in 2008, by percentile groups of deprivation, can be found in table D1 as part of the additional information for Statistical Release 32/2008 ‘Attainment by Pupil Characteristics, in England 2007-08’:

The latest published foundation stage profile results for children working securely in these seven scales can be found in Statistical Release 25/2008: