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Pupils: English Language

Education written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Conservative, Kingswood

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of primary schools had more than 50 per cent. of pupils with English as an additional language in each year since 1997.

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

The requested information is shown in the following table:

Number and percentage of primary schools( 1) with more than 50% of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English( 2) January 1997 to 2010-England
Number of primary schools( 1)
With more than 50% of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English( 2) Total Percentage
1997(3) 685 18,392 3.7
1998 789 18,312 4.3
1999 762 18,234 4.2
2000 793 18,158 4.4
2001(4) 903 18,069 5.0
2002 935 17,985 5.2
2003 933 17,861 5.2
2004 976 17,762 5.5
2005 1,019 17,642 5.8
2006 1,069 17,504 6.1
2007 1,149 17,361 6.6
2008 1,216 17,205 7.1
2009 1,284 17,064 7.5
2010 1,328 16,971 7.8
(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.

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

(3) Includes four schools where pupils below compulsory school age may have been included in the count of pupils whose first language was known or believed to be other than English.

(4) Includes 78 schools where pupils below compulsory school age may have been included in the count of pupils whose first language was known or believed to be other than English.

Source:

School Census

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