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Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Richard Spring Richard Spring Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of school children in (a) Suffolk, (b) the East of England and (c) England were (i) identified as gifted and talented and (ii) went on to further education in each of the last five years.

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

Through the school census schools are asked to confirm the number of gifted and talented pupils they have identified. The DCSF does not hold data on the number of G and T pupils who subsequently went on to further education.

The following tables show the number and percentage of children identified as gifted and talented in Suffolk local authority, the East of England region and England 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 a s at January each year in the local authority of Suffolk
Maintained primary schools State-funded Secondary Schools Primary and Secondary School
Number of Gifted and Talented pupils % of Gifted and Talented pupils Number of Gifted and Talented pupils % of Gifted and Talented pupils Number of Gifted and Talented pupils % of Gifted and Talented pupils
2009 3,230 7.3 7,225 13.7 10,450 10.8
2008 3,070 6.9 6,410 12.0 9,480 9.7
2007 2,470 5.5 4,580 8.4 7,050 7.1
2006 - - 2,700 5.0 2,700 5.0
Source:

School Census

Maintained primary( 1) and state-funded secondary( 1,2 ) schools: number( 3 ) and percentage of gifted and talented pupils a s at January each year in the East of England Government Office Region
Maintained primary schools State-funded Secondary Schools Primary and Secondary School
Number of Gifted and Talented pupils % of Gifted and Talented pupils Number of Gifted and Talented pupils % of Gifted and Talented pupils Number of Gifted and Talented pupils % of Gifted and Talented pupils
2009 - - 34,930 9.0 - -
2008 29,350 6.7 44,630 11.5 73,980 9.0
2007 36,150 8.4 50,711 13.0 86,850 10.6
2006 38,230 8.9 54,651 14.0 92,990 11.3
Source:

School Census

Maintained primary( 1) and state-funded secondary( 1,2 ) schools: number( 3 ) and percentage of gifted and talented pupils a s at January each year -national figures for England
Maintained primary schools State-funded Secondary Schools Primary and Secondary School
Number of Gifted and Talented pupils % of Gifted and Talented pupils Number of Gifted and Talented pupils % of Gifted and Talented pupils Number of Gifted and Talented pupils % of Gifted and Talented pupils
2009 353,210 8.7 466,820 14.3 820,020 11.2
2008 331,580 8.1 448,380, 13.6 779,970 10.6
2007 282,310 6.9 416,440 12.5 698,740 9.4
2006 - - 352,980 10.6
(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 local authorities in England has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

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