The information available is given in the following table:
Number Percentage 2008 55,342 74.1 2007 55,416 72.4 2006 54,242 69.5 Source: National Pupil Database.
National Pupil Database.
The data are based on pupils at the end of Key Stage 4.
The data for 2005 are not provided as they are not available on a comparable basis.
This table included expenditure on education by other Government departments, non-department public bodies and local authorities. Detailed figures are not readily available for future years for these other organisations.
The Real Total Education Expenditure figure for 2006-07 should read 61,569 and not 51,569. All other figures on the table are correct. A correction slip is being issued and the web version amended.