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Education written question – answered on 29th February 2012.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Labour, Wigan

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils aged 11 to 15 years were in publicly-funded secondary schools in each of the last five years; and what proportion were in fully-selective publicly-funded schools.

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

The information requested is shown in the table.

Selective schools (1) and state-funded secondary schools (2, 3) : Number (headcount) of pupils aged 11 to 15 (4, 5) , January each year: 2007 to 2011, England
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Selective schools(1) 112,020 111,920 112,145 112,535 112,535
State-funded secondary schools(2, 3) 2,902,840 2,861,490 2,831,435 2,809,410 2,785,405
Percentage(6) 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.0
(1) Includes 164 selective schools. (2) Includes middle schools as deemed. (3 )Includes city technology colleges and secondary academies. (4) Includes pupils who are sole or dual main registrations. (5) Age is calculated as at the previous 31 August each year. (6) The number of pupils attending a selective school expressed as a percentage of the number pupils attending a state-funded secondary school. Note: National figures have been rounded to the nearest five. Source: School Census

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