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GCSE: Disadvantaged

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics in (a) rural, (b) non-rural and (c) inner London schools in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. (310542)

The information requested for the academic years 2004/05 to 2007/08 is provided in the following table. The first year for which the requested information is available is 2004/05. School level data for 2008/09 are not yet available.

Pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at the end of Key Stage 4 in maintained schools in (a) rural areas (excluding inner London), (b) non-rural areas (excluding inner London) and (c) inner London schools achieving five or more GCSEs or equivalent at grades A*-C including English and maths GCSEs, 2004/05 to 2007/08

Pupils eligible for FSM in rural schools (excluding inner London) in England

Pupils eligible for FSM in non-rural schools (excluding inner London) in England

Pupils eligible for FSM in inner London schools

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C at GCSE or equivalent including English and maths GCSEs

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C at GCSE or equivalent including English and maths GCSEs

Number of pupils

Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C at GCSE or equivalent including English and maths GCSEs

2004/05

4,947

18.4

66,056

16.9

8,332

27.2

2005/06

4,969

21.3

63,751

18.2

8,432

30.7

2006/07

4,896

20.9

63,434

20.1

7,812

33.3

2007/08

4,736

22.7

61,724

22.3

7,900

37.2

Source:

National Pupil Database and Achievement and Attainment Tables (final data)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in what proportion of schools in each decile of the index of multiple deprivation less than 30 per cent. of pupils obtained five GCSEs including English and mathematics at A* to C grades in the (a) earliest and (b) most recent year for which figures are available. (310645)

[holding answer 14 January 2010]: The information requested for the academic years 2004/05 and 2008/09 is provided in the following table:

Proportion of schools1 in each Index of Multiple Deprivation decile2 in which less than 30 per cent. of pupils3 obtained five or more GCSEs or equivalent at grades A*-C including English and maths GCSEs, 2004/05 and 2008/09

Percentage

IMD Decile2

2004/05

2008/09

0 to 10%—most deprived

63

25

10 to 20%

56

15

20 to 30%

40

15

30 to 40%

36

8

40 to 50%

29

9

50 to 60%

25

6

60 to 70%

19

3

70 to 80%

16

4

80 to 90%

11

3

90 to 100%—least deprived

5

1

All

29

8

1 Including only those open maintained mainstream schools with results published in the relevant years Achievement and Attainment tables and with more than 10 pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 on roll. 2 2007 Indices of Multiple Deprivation at Super Output Area level based on the location of the school. 3 Pupils at the end of Key Stage 4. Source: Achievement and Attainment Tables (2004/05 final data, 2008/09 revised data).