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

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Photo of Phil Wilson Phil Wilson Labour, Sedgefield

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children obtained five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics in schools where (a) fewer than 10, (b) more than 20 and (c) more than 50 per cent. of pupils were eligible for free school meals in each year since 2005.

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

The information requested in presented in the following table and covers maintained mainstream schools:

Proportion of pupils at end of key stage 4 achieving 5+ GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and mathematics
FSM group (based on pupils of all ages in school) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Schools with fewer than 10 FSM pupils 55 57 58 60 62
Schools with 20 or more FSM pupils 26 29 32 34 38
Schools with 50 or more FSM pupils 24 27 31 34 37

1. Figures for 2009 are revised. All other years are final.

2. Pupils present in the >50 per cent. FSM data will also be present in the >20 per cent. FSM data.

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