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Higher Education: Admissions

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals took up a university place to study each subject (a) group and (b) line in the latest year for which figures are available. (315526)

I have been asked to reply.

The figures in the table show pupils who were in receipt of free school meals who were in English maintained schools and aged 15 at the start of the 2002/03 academic year who progressed to HE by the age of 19 (in 2006/07) by subject group. Figures are not available by subject line.

These figures have been estimated using matched data from the National Pupil Database, the Higher Education Statistics Agency Student Record and the Learning and Skills Council Individualised Learner Record. 2005/06 is the earliest year for which these figures are available. Figures for 2007/08 will be available later in 2010.

Estimates of the number of free school meal pupils aged 15 in 2002/03 academic year, in English maintained schools, who progressed to HE by the age of 19 in2006/07, by subject group

Subject of study

FSM pupils

Medicine and Dentistry

140

Subjects allied to Medicine

920

Biological Sciences

910

Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects

30

Combination of Science

170

Physical Sciences

270

Mathematical and Computer Sciences

920

Engineering

365

Combination with Science

560

Technologies

60

Architecture, Building and Planning

200

Social studies

740

Law

775

Business and Administrative studies

1,580

Non-Science Combination

750

Mass Communications and Documentation

330

Linguistics, Classics and related subjects

215

European Languages, Literature and related subjects

55

Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Languages, Literature and related subjects

20

Historical and Philosophical studies

230

Creative Arts and Design

1,035

Education

315

Generic Combined

135

Notes:

1. All figures are estimates and have been rounded to the nearest five, figures less than 5 are shown as ‘-‘, zero counts are shown as ‘0’.

2. The figures for FSM pupils are based on those recorded as such on Pupil Level Census 2003/04. As this is a snapshot of pupils in one year, this will exclude pupils who claimed free school meals in previous years. Also some parents may choose not to apply for FSM.

3. Children from these families who progress to HE institutions would not be included in the table.

Source:

Matched data from the National Pupil Database, the Higher Education Statistics Agency Student Record and the Learning and Skills Council Individualised Learner Record.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals took up a place at each university in the latest year for which figures are available. (315527)

I have been asked to reply.

The figures in the table show pupils who were in receipt of free school meals who were in English maintained schools and aged 15 at the start of the 2002/03 academic year who progressed to HE by the age of 19 (in 2006/07) by higher education institution.

These figures have been estimated using matched data from the National Pupil Database, the Higher Education Statistics Agency Student Record and the Learning and Skills Council Individualised Learner Record. 2005/06 is the earliest year for which these figures are available. Figures for 2007/08 will be available later in 2010.

Estimates of the number of free school meal pupils aged 15 in 2002/03 academic year, in English maintained schools, who progressed to HE by the age of 19 in 2006/07, by higher education institution

Higher education institution

FSM pupils

The Open University

125

Bishop Grosseteste University College

Lincoln

10

Buckinghamshire New University

70

Central School of Speech and Drama

University of Chester

75

Canterbury Christ Church University

50

York St John University

20

University College Plymouth St Mark and St John

10

Dartington College of Arts

5

Edge Hill University

110

University College Falmouth

10

Harper Adams University College

The University of Winchester

25

Liverpool Hope University

95

University of the Arts, London

90

University of Bedfordshire

120

The University of Northampton

50

Newman College of Higher Education

35

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

20

Roehampton University

125

Rose Bruford College

Royal Academy of Music

0

Royal College of Music

0

Royal Northern College of Music

Southampton Solent University

75

St Martin's College

45

St Mary's University College, Twickenham

30

Leeds Trinity and All Saints

35

Trinity Laban

0

The University of Worcester

25

Anglia Ruskin University

70

Bath Spa University

25

The University of Bolton

55

Bournemouth University

60

The University of Brighton

85

Birmingham City University

250

The University of Central Lancashire

215

University of Gloucestershire

35

Coventry University

170

University of Derby

105

The University of East London

235

The University of Greenwich

275

University of Hertfordshire

280

The University of Huddersfield

185

The University of Lincoln

55

Kingston University

350

Leeds Metropolitan University

190

Liverpool John Moores University

275

The Manchester Metropolitan University

415

Middlesex University

290

De Montfort University

215

The University of Northumbria at Newcastle

110

The Nottingham Trent University

135

Oxford Brookes University

30

The University of Plymouth

105

The University of Portsmouth

85

Sheffield Hallam University

195

London South Bank University

185

Staffordshire University

50

The University of Sunderland

100

The University of Teesside

130

Thames Valley University

120

University of the West of England, Bristol

85

The University of Chichester

25

The University of Westminster

420

The University of Wolverhampton

295

The University of Wales, Newport

10

The North-East Wales Institute of Higher Education

10

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

5

University of Glamorgan

15

Swansea Institute of Higher Education

5

Trinity College, Carmarthen

University of Abertay Dundee

0

Edinburgh College of Art

Glasgow School of Art

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

0

The Robert Gordon University

The University of Paisley

0

Glasgow Caledonian University

Napier University

Aston University

95

The University of Bath

15

The University of Birmingham

100

The University of Bradford

220

The University of Bristol

20

Brunel University

190

The University of Cambridge

20

The City University

160

University of Durham

30

The University of East Anglia

35

The University of Essex

70

The University of Exeter

15

The University of Hull

75

The University of Keele

50

The University of Kent

75

The University of Lancaster

40

The University of Leeds

105

The University of Leicester

55

The University of Liverpool

90

Birkbeck College

10

Goldsmiths College

100

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

45

Institute of Education

0

King's College London

120

London School of Economics and Political Science

30

Queen Mary and Westfield College

250

Royal Holloway and Bedford New College

35

The Royal Veterinary College

St George's Hospital Medical School

25

The School of Oriental and African Studies

35

The School of Pharmacy

15

University College London

50

University of London (Institutes and activities)

0

Loughborough University

50

The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

35

The University of Nottingham

55

The University of Oxford

25

The University of Reading

40

The University of Salford

155

The University of Sheffield

55

The University of Southampton

45

The University of Surrey

35

The University of Sussex

35

The University of Warwick

30

The University of York

15

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Glasgow

The University of Strathclyde

The University of Aberdeen

10

Heriot-Watt University

5

The University of Dundee

5

The University of St Andrews

5

The University of Stirling

10

Scottish Agricultural College

0

The University of Wales, Lampeter

5

Aberystwyth University

30

Bangor University

20

Cardiff University

20

Swansea University

15

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

The Queen's University of Belfast

University of Ulster

5

Writtle College

5

Norwich School of Art and Design

5

Cumbria Institute of the Arts

10

St. Mary's University College

0

Royal Agricultural College

0

UHI Millennium Institute

The Arts Institute at Bournemouth

5

Bell College

Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies

55

Courtauld Institute of Art

0

London Metropolitan University

315

The University of Buckingham

The University of Manchester

145

Heythrop College

The University College for the Creative Arts

40

Leeds College of Music

0

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

0

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

5

Notes:

1. All figures are estimates and have been rounded to the nearest five, figures less than five are shown as ‘—‘, zero counts are shown as ‘0’.

2. The figures for FSM pupils are based on those recorded as such on Pupil Level Census 2003/04. As this is a snapshot of pupils in one year, this will exclude pupils who claimed free school meals in previous years. Also some parents may choose not to apply for FSM.

3. Children from these families who progress to HE institutions would not be included in the table.

Source:

Matched data from the National Pupil Database, the Higher Education Statistics Agency Student Record and the Learning and Skills Council Individualised Learner Record.