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House of Commons Hansard
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25 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools were given the status of specialist language centre in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. [323932]

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As part of the specialist schools programme, which covers only schools in England, there are 381 specialist language schools. Since 2005, 199 schools have been given specialist language college status; 17 in 2005, 77 in 2006, 14 in 2007, 46 in 2008 and 45 in 2009.