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Schools: Admissions

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many local education authorities have a percentage of surplus places of at least 10; and if he will make a statement. (303061)

The Department collects information from each local authority on the number of surplus school places through an annual survey. The most recent data available relate to the position at January 2008.

The following tables show the number of local authorities with a percentage of surplus places of 10 or above at primary level and those with a percentage of surplus of 10 or above at secondary level.

Primary

LA

Surplus (percentage)

Barnsley

10

Bedfordshire

13

Bournemouth

13

Bracknell Forest

10

Brighton and Hove

11

Bristol

11

Bromley

10

Buckinghamshire

11

Calderdale

11

Cambridgeshire

12

Cheshire

13

Cornwall

10

Cumbria

10

Derby City of

13

Derbyshire

13

Doncaster

16

Dorset

15

Dudley

10

Durham

16

East Riding of Yorkshire

12

East Sussex

10

Essex

12

Gateshead

13

Gloucestershire

12

Greenwich

12

Hackney

11

Halton

13

Hampshire

11

Harrow

13

Hartlepool

11

Havering

11

Herefordshire

16

Hertfordshire

12

Hillingdon

11

Hounslow

10

Isle of Wight

22

Islington

13

Kensington and Chelsea

10

Kent

10

Kingston upon Hull City of

11

Kirklees

12

Knowsley

22

Lancashire

15

Leeds

11

Leicester City of

10

Leicestershire

12

Lewisham

12

Liverpool

13

Manchester

11

Medway Towns

12

Merton

13

Middlesbrough

18

Milton Keynes

14

Newcastle Upon Tyne

15

Newham

10

Norfolk

14

North East Lincolnshire

15

North Lincolnshire

11

North Tyneside

20

North Yorkshire

18

Northamptonshire

12

Northumberland

19

Nottingham City of

19

Nottinghamshire

13

Oxfordshire

10

Peterborough

11

Plymouth City of

13

Portsmouth

14

Reading

15

Redcar and Cleveland

14

Rochdale

11

Rotherham

11

Rutland

24

Salford

15

Sandwell

13

Sefton

12

Sheffield

12

Shropshire

15

Solihull

12

Somerset

10

South Gloucestershire

13

South Tyneside

19

Southampton

14

Southwark

15

Staffordshire

14

Stockport

10

Stockton on Tees

11

Stoke on Trent

13

Suffolk

18

Sunderland

14

Swindon

11

The Wrekin

12

Thurrock

13

Wakefield

17

Walsall

10

Warrington

14

Warwickshire

12

West Sussex

11

Wiltshire

16

Wirral

14

Wolverhampton

16

Worcestershire

11

York

13

Total LAs

103

Secondary

LA

Surplus (percentage)

Barnet

10

Bracknell Forest

10

Bradford

10

Bristol

21

Croydon

11

Cumbria

10

Doncaster

10

Dorset

10

Durham

14

Gateshead

10

Greenwich

14

Hackney

15

Halton

12

Hammersmith and Fulham

17

Hertfordshire

10

Hillingdon

13

Isle of Wight

15

Islington

11

Kingston upon Hull City of

10

Kirklees

10

Knowsley

24

Lancashire

12

Leicester City

10

Lewisham

17

Liverpool

11

Manchester

11

Medway Towns

10

Middlesbrough

14

Milton Keynes

12

Newham

10

North East Lincolnshire

20

North Lincolnshire

12

North Yorkshire

11

Northumberland

15

Nottingham City of

22

Nottinghamshire

10

Oxfordshire

12

Peterborough

11

Portsmouth

11

Reading

16

Redcar and Cleveland

10

Richmond upon Thames

13

Rochdale

13

Rutland

12

Salford

19

Sefton

11

South Gloucestershire

12

Southampton

20

Stockton on Tees

11

Stoke on Trent

14

Suffolk

12

Sunderland

15

Torbay

13

Trafford

10

Wandsworth

11

Wiltshire

11

Wirral

13

Wolverhampton

14

Total LAs

58