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GCSE: Disadvantaged

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many and what proportion of schools in the (a) highest and (b) lowest index of multiple deprivation decile less than 30 per cent. of pupils obtained five A* to C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics but excluding equivalents in the most recent year for which figures are available. (311639)

[holding answer18 January 2010]: The information requested for the academic year 2008/09 is provided in the following table:

The number and proportion of schools1 in the highest and lowest Indices of Multiple Deprivation decile2 in which less than 30 per cent. of pupils3 obtained five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths GCSEs, but excluding equivalents4 in 2008/09

IMD decile2

Number of schools

Number of schools where fewer than 30 per cent. of eligible pupils achieved 5+ A*-C at GCSE including English and maths GCSEs, excluding equivalents in 2008/09

Percentage of schools where fewer than 30 per cent. of eligible pupils achieved 5+ A*-C at GCSE including English and maths GCSEs, excluding equivalents in 2008/09

0-10%—most deprived

233

88

38

90-100%—least deprived

292

4

1

England total

2,988

398

13

1 Including only those open maintained mainstream schools with results published in the relevant years Achievement and Attainment tables and with more than ten 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.

4 Qualifications included are full GCSEs, GCSE short courses, GCSE double awards, vocational single and double GCSEs and AS-levels.

Source:

Achievement and Attainment Tables (2008/09 revised data)