Schools: Standards

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 1st September 2008.

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Photo of Jim Cousins Jim Cousins Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children aged 16 years or under are attending the schools identified as part of the National Challenge in each local education authority.

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 proportion of students aged 11-16 attending a school where fewer than 30 per cent. of students achieved five or more good GCSEs including English and mathematics in 2007 as a percentage of total students aged 11-16 attending schools in that local authority is set out in the following table.

Proportion of 11 to 16-year-olds attending schools identified as being part of the National Challenge
Local authority Percentage
Barking and Dagenham 21
Barnet 7
Barnsley 46
Bath and North East Somerset 2
Bedfordshire 5
Bexley 28
Birmingham 29
Blackburn with Darwen 13
Blackpool 28
Bolton 22
Bournemouth 33
Bracknell Forest 14
Bradford 28
Brent 13
Brighton and Hove 11
Bristol, City of 38
Bromley 4
Buckinghamshire 18
Bury 5
Calderdale 20
Cambridgeshire 5
Camden 0
Cheshire 5
City of London 0
Cornwall 0
Coventry 29
Croydon 16
Cumbria 12
Darlington 27
Derby 28
Derbyshire 11
Devon 4
Doncaster 33
Dorset 6
Dudley 15
Durham 10
Ealing 10
East Riding of Yorkshire 0
East Sussex 15
Enfield 18
Essex 15
Gateshead 10
Gloucestershire 11
Greenwich 25
Hackney 6
Halton 20
Hammersmith and Fulham 0
Hampshire 4
Haringey 22
Harrow 6
Hartlepool 28
Havering 5
Herefordshire 6
Hertfordshire 8
Hillingdon 16
Hounslow 20
Isle of Wight 0
Isles of Scilly 0
Islington 34
Kensington and Chelsea 0
Kent 27
Kingston upon Hull, City of 46
Kingston upon Thames 11
Kirklees 21
Knowsley 49
Lambeth 22
Lancashire 15
Leeds 28
Leicester 22
Leicestershire 0
Lewisham 18
Lincolnshire 19
Liverpool 29
Luton 0
Manchester 36
Medway 34
Merton 25
Middlesbrough 37
Milton Keynes 17
Newcastle upon Tyne 32
Newham 6
Norfolk 10
North East Lincolnshire 32
North Lincolnshire 5
North Somerset 7
North Tyneside 12
North Yorkshire 7
Northamptonshire 21
Northumberland 9
Nottingham 31
Nottinghamshire 20
Oldham 36
Oxfordshire 9
Peterborough 10
Plymouth 31
Poole 12
Portsmouth 28
Reading 18
Redbridge 0
Redcar and Cleveland 20
Richmond upon Thames 7
Rochdale 12
Rotherham 15
Rutland 0
Salford 35
Sandwell 52
Sefton 14
Sheffield 30
Shropshire 2
Slough 8
Solihull 24
Somerset 5
South Gloucestershire 3
South Tyneside 7
Southampton 20
Southend-on-Sea 17
Southwark 19
St. Helens 16
Staffordshire 3
Stockport 0
Stockton-on-Tees 14
Stoke-on-Trent 23
Suffolk 7
Sunderland 28
Surrey 4
Sutton 12
Swindon 11
Tameside 19
Telford and Wrekin 39
Thurrock 27
Torbay 10
Tower Hamlets 12
Trafford 8
Wakefield 10
Walsall 46
Waltham Forest 8
Wandsworth 3
Warrington 12
Warwickshire 9
West Berkshire 4
West Sussex 7
Westminster 15
Wigan 12
Wiltshire 7
Windsor and Maidenhead 0
Wirral 21
Wokingham 0
Wolverhampton 31
Worcestershire 5
York 0

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