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National Curriculum Tests: Disadvantaged

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (1) (a) all children, (b) children in the five per cent. most deprived areas and (c) children in the 10 per cent. most deprived areas achieved the national standard in the Key Stage 1 assessments in each year since 1997; (257624)

(2) (a) all children, (b) children in the five per cent. most deprived areas and (c) children in the 10 per cent. most deprived areas achieved the national standard in Key Stage 1 (i) reading, (ii) writing, (iii) mathematics and (iv) science assessments in each year since 1997;

(3) children in receipt of free school meals achieved the national standard in all Key Stage 1 assessments in each year since 1997;

(4) children in receipt of free school meals achieved the national standard in Key Stage 1 (a) reading, (b) writing, (c) mathematics and (d) science assessment in each year since 1997.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families publishes most of these data annually. Data for 2007/08 can be found in the Statistical First Release: Attainment by Pupil Characteristics, in England 2007/08, which can be found at:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000822/index.shtml.