Gifted Children: Staffordshire

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of Brian Jenkins Brian Jenkins Labour, Tamworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in (a) Tamworth constituency and (b) Staffordshire County Council area have been identified as gifted and talented since 2001.

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 available information is given in the tables. Information on gifted and talented pupils was collected for the first time via the school census in 2006.

Maintained primary and secondary schools( 1) , number and percentage of gifted and talented pupils( 2) , position as at summer each year 2006 and 2007, Tamworth parliamentary constituency and Staffordshire local authority
2006
Tamworth parliamentary constituency Staffordshire local authority England( 3)
Number of pupils( 2) Number of gifted and talented pupils( 2) Percentage of gifted and talented pupils( 4) Number of pupils( 2) Number of gifted and talented pupils( 2) Percentage of gifted and talented pupils( 4) Number of pupils( 2) Number of gifted and talented pupils( 2) Percentage of gifted and talented pupils( 4)
Maintained primary schools n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Maintained secondary schools(5) 5,878 395 6.7 60,645 4,697 7.7 3,294,710 373,160 11.3
Total n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007
Tamworth parliamentary constituency Staffordshire local authority England( 3)
Number of pupils( 2) Number of gifted and talented pupils( 2) Percentage of gifted and talented pupils( 4) Number of pupils( 2) Number of gifted and talented pupils( 2) Percentage of gifted and talented pupils( 4) Number of pupils( 2) Number of gifted and talented pupils( 2) Percentage of gifted and talented pupils( 4)
Maintained primary schools 7,740 223 2.9 62,845 1,522 2.4 4,137,620 302,850 7.3
Maintained secondary schools(5) 5,677 480 8.5 59,671 5,629 9.4 3,256,370 425,830 13.1
Total 13,417 703 5.2 122,516 7,151 5.8 7,393,990 728,680 9.9
n/a = Not available.

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(2) Includes pupils with sole and dual (main) registration.

(3) National figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

(4) The number of gifted and talented pupils expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils.

(5) Excludes city technology colleges and academies.

Source:

School Census.

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