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Secondary Education: Admissions

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of secondary school pupils were taught in schools with more than (a) 1,000 pupils, (b) 1,500 pupils and (c) 2,000 pupils in (i) 1990, (ii) 1995, (iii) 2000, (iv) 2005, (v) 2006 and (vi) 2007.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

The requested information is given in the following tables.

Maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies( 1) , number of schools and pupils by size of school( 2) , position in January each year: 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2007, England
Schools with up to and including 1,000 pupils Schools with 1,001 to 1,500 pupils Schools with 1,501 to 2,000 pupils
Number of schools Number of pupils Percentage of pupils( 3) Number of schools Number of pupils Percentage of pupils( 3) Number of schools Number of pupils Percentage of pupils( 3)
1990 3,244 1,983,150 69.3 677 786,140 27.5 58 94,110 3.3
1995 2,563 1,684,840 56.0 946 1,120,690 37.3 115 190,020 6.3
2000 2,226 1,497,750 46.8 1,146 1,377,020 43.1 186 308,740 9.7
2005 1,839 1,296,690 38.7 1,296 1,572,330 47.0 261 435,420 13.0
2006 1,830 1,292,490 38.6 1,295 1,573,270 47.0 259 433,640 13.0
2007 1,841 1,290,040 38.8 1,270 1,539,480 46.3 266 444,480 13.4
Schools with more than 2,000 All schools
Number of schools Number of pupils Percentage of pupils( 3) Number of schools Number of pupils Percentage of pupils( 3)
1990 0 0 0.0 3,979 2,863,390 100.0
1995 5 10,450 0.3 3,629 3,006,000 100.0
2000 7 14,900 0.5 3,565 3,198,410 100.0
2005 20 43,240 1.3 3,416 3,347,680 100.0
2006 21 45,090 1.3 3,405 3,344,490 100.0
2007 22 47,540 1.4 3,399 3,321,530 100.0
(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(2) Based on a headcount of pupils. Excludes dually registered pupils.

(3) The number of pupils by size band of schools expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies.

Note:

Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census.

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