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General Certificate of Secondary Education

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 8th May 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 pursuant to his Answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath, of 21 April 2008, Official Report, columns 1548-49W, on the general certificate of secondary education, which are the nine schools in the 90 to 100 per cent. least deprived catchments with less than 30 per cent. five A* to C GCSEs, including English and mathematics; and if he will make a statement.

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 information requested is set out as follows.

The nine schools located in the 90 to 100 per cent. least deprived catchments with less than 30 per cent. five A* to C GCSEs, including English and Mathematics, in 2007 are listed in the following table:

LA name School name
Bromley Kelsey Park Sports College
Buckinghamshire The Beaconsfield School
Essex Sawyers Hall College of Science and Technology
Kent Aylesford School Sports College
New Line Learning Academy(1)
Richmond-upon-Thames Scheme School
South Gloucestershire Bradley Stoke Community School(1)
Sutton Stanley Park High School
Wiltshire St. Joseph's Catholic School
(1) These two schools did not have any 15-year-old pupils in 2007.

The figures excluding schools that did not have any 15-year-old pupils in 2007 are as follows (original figures previously supplied in answer to PQ 198658 on 21 April 2008, Hansard, columns 1548-49W, in brackets):

Schools not achieving target of 30 per cent. of 15-year-old pupils achieving five plus A*-C GCSE and equivalents including English and mathematics, by IMD, 2007
IMD decile( 1) Total number of schools( 2) Number of schools with less than 30 per cent. five plus A*-C inc English and maths Percentage of schools with less than 30 per cent. five plus A*-C inc English and maths
0-10 per cent. most deprived 249 (259) 134 (144) 53.8 (55.6)
10-20 per cent. 299 (309) 118 (129) 39.5 (41.7)
20-30 per cent. 292 (301) 90 (99) 30.8 (32.9)
30-40 per cent. 334 (336) 89 (91) 26.6 (27.1)
40-50 per cent. 339 (351) 62 (74) 18.3 (21.1)
50-60 per cent. 298 (305) 45 (52) 15.1 (17.0)
60-70 per cent. 324 (330) 37 (43) 11.4 (13.0)
70-80 per cent. 293 (297) 31 (35) 10.6 (11.8)
80-90 per cent. 316 (322) 26 (32) 8.2 (9.9)
90-100 per cent. least deprived 302 (304) 7 (9) 2.3 (3.0)
(1) Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2004.

(2) Including only those maintained mainstream schools with results published in the School and College Achievement and Attainment tables.

Note:

Counting on the basis of 15-year-old pupils, not pupils at the end of Key Stage 4

Source:

School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables 2007

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