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.
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|
| Notes: |
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.