Schoolchildren (Bristol)

Education and Skills written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 September 2006, Official Report, column 2387W, on schoolchildren (Bristol), what the figures were in 1997.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and 14-19 Learners), Department for Education and Skills, Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners)

We are unable to supply figures relating to 1997. The Department did not collect the individual level information required to produce these figures until 2002. Figures for 2002 have been provided. We are unable to provide residency based figures for children educated in the Independent sector as the Department does not collect individual level information for pupils in the Independent sector.

The information for primary and secondary schools in the maintained sector has been provided in the following table.

Primary( 1) Secondary( 2) Total
Number of pupils(3) residing within Bristol local authority 2002 31,451 20,924 52,375
Number of pupils(3) residing within Bristol local authority who attend schools outside of the local authority 2002 1,260 4,067 5,327
Percentage of pupils(3) residing within Bristol local authority who attend schools outside of the local authority 2002 4.0 19.4 10.2
Percentage point change 2002-06 +0.1 +0.8 +0.8
(1) Includes primary and middle deemed primary.

(2) Includes secondary, middle deemed secondary, City Technology Colleges and Academies.

(3) Includes pupils aged 5 to 15 years, solely registered or main registration of dually registered pupils, excludes boarders.

Source:

School Census

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