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Gifted Children: Leeds

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils in Leeds West constituency have participated in gifted and talented programmes in the last academic year. (295348)

The Department does not collect data on which pupils in schools are on gifted and talented programmes. Through the school census, schools are asked to confirm the number of gifted and talented pupils they have identified. According to the January 2009 census, 663 (9.8 per cent.) of pupils in maintained primary schools and 372 (10.1 per cent.) of pupils in maintained secondary schools were identified as gifted and talented in the Leeds West constituency.