Slough

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to the Slough constituency, the effects on Slough of the policies and actions of his Department and its predecessors since 2000.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

Since 2000 the Government have transformed education and child care with improved outcomes for children and young people. Figures showing the improvement in performance at Key Stage 2 and at GCSE and equivalents in Slough are given in the following tables:

Key stage 2 results of 11-year-old pupils attending schools in the Slough constituency
Percentage of pupils gaining level 4 and above 2000 2009( 1) Percentage point improvement 2000-09
Slough: English(2) 75 79 4
Slough: maths(2) 72 75 3
Slough: science(2) 86 86 -
England: English(3) 75 80 5
England: maths(3) 72 79 7
England: science(3) 85 88 3
(1) Revised data. (2) Pupils attending schools in Slough constituency. (3) The average for all schools in England.
GCSE and equivalents( 1) results for pupils( 2 ) attending schools in the Slough constituency
Percentage of pupils gaining 2000 2009( 3) Percentage point improvement 2000-09
Slough: 5+ A* - C 51.4 75.0 23.6
Slough: 5+ A* - G 91.3 97.8 6.5
England average: 5+ A* - C 49.2 70.0 20.8
England average: 5+ A* - G 88.9 92.3 3.4
Percentage of pupils gaining 2005 2009( 3) Percentage point improvement 2005-09
Slough: 5+A*- C including English and mathematics 45.5 50 4.5
England average: 5+A*- C including English and mathematics 49.8 60.3 10.5
(1) From 2004 results incorporate GCSEs, GNVQs and a range of other qualifications approved pre-16. Prior to 2004 results are based on GCSEs and GNVQs only. (2) From 2006 figures are for pupils at the end of key stage 4. Prior to 2006 results are based on pupils aged 15. (3) Revised data.

Further information by constituency is provided within the Department's 'In Your Area' website available at:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/inyourarea

Information available at constituency level includes the number of specialist schools, number of operational academies, number of teaching assistants and other support staff, number of teachers and pupil:teacher ratios. Where information is not available at constituency level it has been provided at local authority level.

Additional information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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