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Cleethorpes

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Cleethorpes constituency, the effects on that constituency of his Department's policies since 1997. (315342)

Since 1997 the Government have transformed education and child care with improved outcomes for children and young people. Figures showing the performance at key stage 2 and at GCSE and equivalents in Cleethorpes are given in the following tables:

Key stage 2 results of 11-year-old pupils attending schools in the Cleethorpes constituency

Percentage of pupils gaining level 4 and above

1997

20091

Percentage point improvement 1997-2009

Cleethorpes—English2

66

81

15

Cleethorpes—maths2

66

82

16

Cleethorpes—science2

73

89

16

England—English3

63

80

17

England—maths3

62

79

17

England—science3

68

88

20

1 Revised data. 2 Local averages include pupils attending all maintained schools (including academies and city technology colleges). 3 England averages include pupils attending all maintained schools (including academies and city technology colleges).

GCSE and equivalents1 results for pupils2 attending schools3 in the Cleethorpes constituency

Percentage of pupils gaining

1997

20094

Percentage point improvement 1997-2009

Cleethorpes—5+ A* - C

39.2

75.3

36.1

Cleethorpes—5+ A* - G

88.4

93.8

5.4

England—5+ A* - C5

45.1

70.0

24.9

England—5+A*- G5

86.4

92.3

5.9

1 From 2004 results incorporate GCSEs, GNVQs and a range of other qualifications approved pre-16. Prior to 2004 results are based on GCSEs and GNVQs only. 2 From 2006 figures are for pupils at the end of key stage 4. Prior to 2006 results are based on pupils aged 15. 3 Local averages include pupils attending all maintained schools (including academies and city technology colleges) and from 2000 do not include pupils recently arrived from overseas. 4 Revised data. 5 England averages also include independent schools as well as hospital schools and PRUs.

Further information by constituency is provided within the Department's 'In Your Area' website available at:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/inyourarea

Information available at constituency level includes the number of specialist schools, number of operational academies, number of teaching assistants and other support staff, number of teachers and pupil: teacher ratios. Where information is not available at constituency level it has been provided at local authority level including the number of free early education places taken up by three and four-year-olds, number of full-time and part-time entrants to higher education institutions aged 18 to 20, average A level point score per candidate and per entry together with Percentage of People of Working Age Qualified to at least Level 2 and Percentage of People of Working Age Qualified to Level 4 and above.

Additional information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.