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Pupils: Disadvantaged

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils eligible to receive free school meals were not entered for a modern foreign language GCSE in each year since 2005. (277958)

The information available is given in the following table:

How many and what proportion of pupils eligible to receive free school meals were not entered for a modern foreign language GCSE in each year since 2006

Number

Percentage

2008

55,342

74.1

2007

55,416

72.4

2006

54,242

69.5

Source:

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.

Note:

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.