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Education and Skills written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 20 February 2007, Official Report, column 705W, on language courses, how many schools published in the secondary school achievement and attainment tables are (a) special schools and (b) independent schools.

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)

The information can be found in the following table.

Number of schools published in 2006 secondary (key stage 4) achievement and attainment tables, by institution type
Institution type Number of schools
Academies 45
City technology colleges 11
Community schools 1,921
Community special schools 752
Foundation schools 526
Foundation special schools 13
Independent schools 1,009
Independent special schools 82
Non-maintained special schools 66
Voluntary aided schools 523
Voluntary controlled schools 91
Total 5,039

Of the 5,039 schools published in the 2006 secondary (key stage 4) achievement and attainment tables on 11 January 2007

(a) 913 were special schools (including community special schools, foundation special schools, independent special schools and non-maintained special schools) and

(b) 1,091 were independent schools (including independent mainstream and independent special schools i.e. independent special schools have been included in both groups).

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