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Departmental Policies (Tooting)

Mr. Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will set out with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Tooting, Wandsworth parliamentary constituency, the effect of his Department's policies and actions since 1 May 1997 on this constituency. [149865]

Mr. Wills: Outlined are details of the effect on the Tooting constituency and Wandsworth LEA of a range of the Department's policies.

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Number of pupils in classes over 30
January 19981,228
January 2000636
September 2000158

Key stage 2 results
Pupils achieving level 4 and above:



GCSE/GNVQ results


LEA average41.635.634.735.0
England Average49.247.946.345.1
LEA average86.584.683.082.4
England average88.988.587.586.4
No passes
LEA average3.
England average5.

Beacon schools
There are nine Beacon schools in Wandsworth:
Allfarthing Primary School
Burntwood Foundation School for Girls
Elliott Secondary School
Fircroft Primary School
Graveney School
High View Primary School
Our Lady of Victories Catholic Primary School
Sir James Barrie Primary School
West Hill Primary School.
Specialist schools
In the Tooting constituency there are two specialist schools:
Chestnut Grove School (Arts), designated in September 1997; and
Ernest Bevin School (Sports), designated in September 2000.
Education Action Zone (EAZ)
There is one Small EAZ in Wandsworth LEA called "Achieving Excellence in Battersea EAZ". The zone started in April 2000 and is made up of eight schools, comprising one secondary, six primary and one special school. The schools are:
Battersea Technology College
Garrett Park Special School
Bolingbroke Primary
Chesterton Primary

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Falconbrook Primary
John Burns Primary
John Milton Primary
Shaftesbury Park Primary
There are no large EAZs in Wandsworth LEA.
Excellence in Cities (EiC)
Wandsworth is included in Phase 1 of the Excellence in Cities programme, which started in September 1999. All of Wandsworth's nine secondary schools are involved in the EiC programme, as well as 26 of its 57 primary schools.
Learning Mentor strand in Wandsworth
19 learning mentors have been appointed at secondary level, and half of the planned amount of 29 full time equivalent primary learning mentors have been appointed.

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Learning Support Units (LSU)
Secondary--four funded by EiC at:
Southfields Community College
Ernest Bevin College
Salesian College
John Paul II School
Primary--two LSUs which are used by four schools.
Gifted and Talented in Wandsworth
Gifted and Talented strand coordinators are in place. All nine secondary schools are involved in the Gifted and Talented strand, along with eight primary schools.
Secondary Gifted and Talented
In the last academic year the EiC in Wandsworth brought about 148 early entries for GCSE. 725 were involved in out of school activities. Last summer 93 attended HE summer school.

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Capital allocations (£000)

VA Grant2,659715142229428
Formula Capital--(15)659------
Science Labs124124------
Access at 85 per cent.23216263--
Class size--108115----
Outside toilets------66--
Energy Efficiency------25--
Assistance with AMP----23----
Nursery Provision--68------

(15) Plus 593 additional FC


The allocation for 2001-02 also includes £551,000 for NDS Devolved Formula Capital and £385,000 NDS Condition Funding

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New Deal For Schools Allocation for schools in the Tooting constituency

Year/schoolProjectGrant awarded (£)
Chestnut Grove SecondaryNew roof and temporary accommodation(16)135,000
22 School LEA wide packageSafety of chimney/flues renewal(17)379,500
Included within a 12 school package:
Ravenstone Primary
Holy Ghost RC Primary Renewal of mechanical and electrical services (17)1,946,000
Wandle Primary
Included within a 12 school package:
Burntwood Girls School
Chestnut Grove Secondary
Ernest Bevin College Renewal of roofs and associated drainage works (17)1,621,017
Franciscan primary
Wandle Primary
Saint Boniface RC PrimaryRemoval of outdoor toilets and proposal for replacement within school building101,265

(16) Local education authorities were not required to specify total project costs for phase 1 of the NDS programme. Wandsworth Local Education Authority holds this information.

(17) Denotes total allocation made to package projects covering more than one school. Wandsworth Local Education Authority will be able to advise the value of projects at schools

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City Learning Centre (CLC)

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EMA applications received625
Fully processed324
Awaiting Learning Agreement/more information166
Refused (don't meet criteria)133
Number in receipt of EMA payments141

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Further education

Student number at all FEFC funded institutions where home postcode is in the Local Authority District of Wandsworth--
1996-97 to 1999-2000

Council fundedNon council funded
YearFull timePart timeFull timePart timeFull timePart timeFull timePart time total
Grand Total6,3711,9556,44644,2951573398103,55663,929

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Student number at all FEFC funded institutions where home postcode is in the Local Authority Ward of Tooting--1996-97 to 1999-2000

Council funded Non council funded
16-18 19+ 16-18 19+ Grand
YearFull timePart timeFull timePart timeFull timePart time Full timePart timeTotal
Grand total4331214392,6691220771813,952

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Modern Apprenticeships
Information about the number of Modern Apprenticeships in South West London is unreliable because of the inaccuracy of some postcodes on the Department's database. The inaccuracies are being corrected and information on Modern Apprenticeship starts for all parliamentary constituencies in England will be made available in the Library of the House in March.
Labour market statistics
The working age employment rate in Wandsworth UA in autumn 2000 was 79.9 per cent., above the UK rate of 74.7 per cent. The rate in autumn 1997 was 72.3 per cent.
The claimant unemployment rate has fallen from 11.0 per cent. in December 1997 to 6.8 per cent. in December 2000 in the Tooting constituency
New Deal statistics
In the Tooting constituency to the end of November 2000, 1,029 young people have joined the New Deal, with 413 finding employment. Of these, 317 have entered sustained employment.

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