Secondary Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) secondary school places were in publicly-funded selective schools, (b) pupils attended schools outside their local authority area at Key Stage 3 and (c) selective school pupils do not live in the same local authority area as the school for each local authority area with selective schools in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

a) According to the January 2014 school census, a total of 162,630 pupils attended selective state-funded secondary schools. This represents 5.1% of the 3,181,360 attending state-funded secondary schools.[1]

b) As of January 2014, 8.8% of pupils in each of the academic years 7, 8 and 9 attended schools outside their local authority area.[2]

c) As of January 2014, 25.5% of pupils attending selective state-funded secondary schools did not live in the same local authority area as the school.

[1] www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2014

[2] www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2014

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