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Pupils: English Language

Education written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins Conservative, Keighley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils who enrolled in primary schools in Keighley constituency in each of the last five years did not speak English as a first language.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Information on first language is only collected for those pupils aged five and above. Pupils who are under five as at 31 August (at the start of the school year) are not required to provide such information.

The available information on the number of primary school pupils of compulsory school age and above (age as at 31 August) whose first language is known or believed to be other than English is shown in the following table.

Number of pupils of compulsory school age and above enrolled in primary schools( 1) where first language is known or believed to be other than English( 2) , Keighley parliamentary constituency-January 2006 to 2010
Number of pupils Percentage of pupils( 3)
2006 1,555 23.4
2007 1,627 24.7
2008 1,717 26.4
2009 1,657 25.2
2010 1,888 28.7
(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(2) Pupils of compulsory school age and above (at 31 August prior to the year shown) were classified by first language. Excludes dual registrations.

(3) The number of pupils by their first language expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils of compulsory school age and above.

Source:

School Census

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