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Pupils: Languages

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools had English as an additional language in (i) Basingstoke, (ii) Hampshire and (iii) England in each of the last 10 years. (289803)

The information requested is shown in the table.

Primary and secondary schools1: Number and percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English

Pupils of compulsory school age and above

Primary schools2

Secondary schools2,3

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils4

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils4

England

2000

311,510

8.7

256,430

8.0

2001

331,510

9.3

259,940

8.0

2002

350,480

10.0

283,300

8.6

2003

364,940

10.5

294,300

8.8

2004

376,600

11.0

296,990

8.9

2005

395,270

11.6

303,920

9.1

2006

419,600

12.5

320,360

9.6

2007

447,480

13.5

352,970

10.6

2008

466,420

14.3

349,040

10.6

2009

492,390

15.2

364,280

11.1

Hampshire

2000

1,150

1.3

660

0.9

2001

1,060

1.2

690

1.0

2002

1,080

1.2

800

1.1

2003

1,300

1.5

980

1.4

2004

1,630

1.9

1,050

1.4

2005

1,670

2.0

1,150

1.6

2006

2,010

2.4

1,440

2.0

2007

2,490

3.0

1,770

2.5

2008

2,790

3.4

2,070

2.9

2009

3,040

3.8

2,240

3.2

Basingstoke

2000

140

1.6

110

1.8

2001

150

1.9

110

1.8

2002

180

2.2

120

1.9

2003

240

2.9

100

1.6

2004

260

3.1

170

2.6

2005

300

3.6

160

2.6

2006

360

4.4

200

3.2

2007

420

5.2

270

4.2

2008

510

6.3

310

5.2

2009

570

7.1

350

6.1

1 Pupils of compulsory school age and above were classified by first language. Excludes dual registrations.

2 Includes middle schools as deemed.

3 Includes CTCs and Academies.

4 The number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils of compulsory school age and above.

Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census.