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Languages: Schools

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

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)

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.