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Gifted Children: Milton Keynes

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils in North-East Milton Keynes constituency have participated in gifted and talented programmes in each year since 2000. (300715)

The Department does not collect data about participation in gifted and talented programmes. Through the School Census schools are asked to confirm the number of gifted and talented pupils they have identified. The following table provides data on how many children were identified as gifted and talented in the January census between 2006, when the question was first asked, and 2009.

2006 records include Secondary G and T pupil data only. Otherwise, figures include Primary1 and Secondary1, 2 school data broken down by the number3 and percentage of gifted and talented pupils.

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Includes City Technology Colleges and Academies.

3 Excludes dual enrolments.

2006 (Secondary only)200720082009

NE Milton Keynes

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Primary

n/a

n/a

370

3.9

610

6.2

600

6.1

Secondary

380

6.6

560

8.5

540

8.1

540

7.9

Note:

Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.