Gifted Children: Sussex

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils in (a) Lewes constituency and (b) East Sussex have participated in gifted and talented programmes in each year since 2000.

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 following tables show the number and percentage of children identified as gifted and talented in the local authority of East Sussex and in the constituency of Lewes 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.

(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.

Maintained primary and state-funded secondary( 1, 2 ) schools: Number( 3) and percentage of gifted and talented pupils, as at January each year, in East Sussex local authority
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 3,770 10.7 4,154 15.0 7,920 12.6
2008 4,020 11.3 4,190 14.9 8,210 12.9
2007 4,570 12.8 3,750 13.1 8,320 12.9
2006 - - 2,990 10.4 - -
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 Lewes 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 580 10.0 840 18.7 1,410 13.8
2008 620 10.6 930 20.7 1,550 15.0
2007 740 12.7 540 11.7 1,280 12.3
2006 - - 630 13.4 - -
(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. Note: 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.

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