Pupil Referral Units

Education and Skills written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils at pupil referral units there were with pupils numbers of (a) under five, (b) between five to 10, (c) between 10 to 20, (d) between 20 to 30, (e) between 30 to 40, (f) between 40 to 50, (g) between 50 to 80, (h) between 80 to 100 and (i) over 100 in each year between 1997 and 2006.

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 requested is shown in the table.

Pupil referral u nits: Number of schools by size and number of p upils( 1) , 1997-2006, position in January each y ear, England
Under 5 pupils 5 to 10 pupils 11 to 20 pupils 21 to 30 pupils 31 to 40 pupils
Schools Pupils Schools Pupils Schools Pupils Schools Pupils Schools Pupils
1997 73 76 46 331 79 1,202 40 1,000 26 932
1998 82 103 37 284 70 1,083 43 1,073 26 908
1999 68 88 44 324 65 1,014 34 853 29 1,013
2000 69 93 28 229 63 952 45 1,094 28 986
2001 67 102 40 300 67 1,053 52 1,331 23 804
2002 66 98 37 278 72 1,085 45 1,100 19 651
2003 66 79 55 393 77 1,130 48 1,188 28 1,000
2004 101 155 66 482 84 1,284 52 1,281 23 823
2005 103 134 72 526 83 1,268 48 1,197 43 1,491
2006 117 161 47 358 81 1,223 64 1,620 25 870
41 to 50 pupils 51 to 80 pupils 81 to 100 pupils Over 100 pupils Total
Schools Pupils Schools Pupils Schools Pupils Schools Pupils Schools Pupils
1997 13 583 15 954 6 529 11 1,923 309 7,530
1998 14 617 21 1,310 3 272 13 2,090 309 7,740
1999 15 669 24 1,493 7 605 12 2,204 298 8,263
2000 13 576 28 1,686 8 695 13 2,168 295 8,479
2001 13 580 16 1,076 10 900 20 3,143 308 9,289
2002 13 591 27 1,705 8 730 25 3,718 312 9,956
2003 18 822 28 1,777 8 725 32 4,891 360 12,005
2004 25 1,149 33 2,059 8 711 34 5,094 426 13,038
2005 19 857 30 1,832 16 1,482 33 5,685 447 14,472
2006 25 1,113 38 2,480 14 1,246 38 6,169 449 15,240
(1 )Excludes dually registered pupils. Includes pupils with other providers. Source: Schools Census.

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