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Primary Education: Standards

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary schools were found not to have been registered with Ofsted in each of the last three years. (323343)

[holding answer 22 March 2010]: Ofsted does not register schools other than Early Years settings. Independent schools must register with this Department. While the Department is sometimes notified of independent schools operating without registration and also holds information about registration applications currently being processed, our records do not contain age ranges. The Department does not hold historic information about unregistered schools in a single place, and extracting this information from paper files could be done only at disproportionate cost.