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Children, Schools and Families written question – answered at on 2 February 2010.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils were being educated in schools of more than (a) 400, (b) 500, (c) 600 and (d) 700 pupils in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2003.

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

The requested information is shown in the following table.

All schools: number of pupils by size of school( 1) as at January each year-in England
Pupils attending all schools Pupils attending schools with >400 pupils % of pupils attending schools with >400 pupils Pupils attending schools with >500 pupils % of pupils attending schools with >500 pupils Pupils attending schools with >600 pupils % of pupils attending schools with >600 pupils Pupils attending schools with >700 pupils % of pupils attending schools with >700 pupils
1997
Maintained Nursery 50,840 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Maintained Primary(2) 4,429,040 970,770 21.9 310,750 7.0 101,000 2.3 31,930 0.7
State-funded Secondary(2,3) 3,056,870 2,960,740 96.9 2,846,730 93.1 2,661,100 87.1 2,411,380 78.9
Maintained Special(4) 93,020 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Non-Maintained Special 5,230 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Pupil Referral Units 7,530 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Independent(5) 552,440 274,620 49.7 227,220 41.1 195,360 35.4 154,680 28.0
2003
Maintained Nursery 40,480 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Maintained Primary(2) 4,309,030 1,060,190 24.6 320,290 7.4 136,120 3.2 42,440 1.0
State-funded Secondary(2,3) 3,328,270 3,269,490 98.2 3,197,030 96.1 3,081,230 92.6 2,901,790 87.2
Maintained Special(4) 88,930 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Non-Maintained Special 4,950 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Pupil Referral Units 12,010 500 4.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Independent(5) 583,100 317,040 54.4 256,040 43.9 214,550 36.8 176,860 30.3
(1) Includes solely registered pupils and pupils with other providers (Pupil Referral Units only).

(2) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(3) Includes City Technology Colleges and Academies.

(4) Includes General Hospital Schools.

(5) Includes Direct Grant nurseries.

Note:

Pupil numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census

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