Gifted Children: Birmingham

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

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Photo of Roger Godsiff Roger Godsiff Labour, Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils at schools in Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency have been identified as gifted and talented since 2006.

Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools)

The Department does not collect data about participation in gifted and talented programmes. Through the School Census schools are asked to confirm the number of gifted and talented pupils they have identified. The tables below show the number and percentage of children identified as gifted and talented in the Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency in the January census between 2006, when the question was first asked, and 2009.

2006 records include Secondary G&T pupil data only. Otherwise, figures include Primary(1) and Secondary(1,)( )(2 )school data broken down by the number(3) and percentage of gifted and talented pupils.

Maintained primary( 1) and state-funded secondary( 1,)( )( 2 ) schools: Number( 3) and percentage of gifted and talented pupils as at January each year in the Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency
Maintained primary schools State funded secondary schools Primary and secondary schools
Number of gifted and talented pupils Percentage of gifted and talented pupils Number of gifted and talented pupils Percentage of gifted and talented pupils Number of gifted and talented pupils Percentage of gifted and talented pupils
2009 1,340 7.8 730 8.2 2060 8.2
2008 1,290 7.6 680 7.6 1970 7.6
2007 780 4.6 760 8.5 1540 6.0
2006 - - 900 10.1 900 10.1
(1) All data include middle schools as deemed.

(2) All data include City Technology Colleges and Academies.

(3) All data show solely registered pupils only.

Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census

A data table showing information for all constituencies in England has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

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