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Faith Schools

Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what advice she has received from Ofsted on the performance of faith schools. [22321]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 17 December 2001]: Her Majesty's Chief Inspector has not provided my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State with any formal advice on the performance of faith schools. I have received from HMCI a draft paper that examines inspection and attainment data on Church of England and Roman Catholic schools for the period 1996–2000. Ofsted regards this paper as work in progress, not yet ready for publication.

Schools (Buckingham)

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils have been excluded from schools in the Buckingham constituency in each year since 1997. [22649]

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Mr. Timms: The number of pupils permanently excluded from maintained primary and secondary schools and special schools within the constituency of Buckingham is shown in the following table.


Tuition Fees

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many letters she has received in 2001 on tuition fees from residents of the Buckingham constituency. [22650]

Margaret Hodge: My Department does not routinely record correspondence data on a constituency basis. To provide this information would involve disproportionate costs.

Special Educational Needs

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children have been statemented as having special educational needs in the constituency of Buckingham. [22651]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The number of children having been statemented as having special educational needs and reported to be attending primary, secondary and special schools within the constituency of Buckingham as at January 2001 was 315.

Class sizes

Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what was the average size of classes in primary schools in (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) South Tyneside at the most recent date for which figures are available. [22666]

John Healey: The available information is shown in the table:

Average class size in maintained primary schools: all classes

January 2001 Average class size
South Tyneside25.7
North East25.9
Northern Ireland23.9

Standards Fund

Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the amounts (a) allocated to and (b) spent from the Standards Fund in each of the last three years. [22683]

Mr. Timms: The amounts allocated and spent from the Standards Fund in the last three years are as follows.

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Amount allocatedAmount spent

The figures include recurrent and capital Standards Fund grants. The Standards Fund includes Government grant and local authority contributions, which have both been included in the calculations. The amounts for 2000–01 will not reflect the full level of expenditure as not all local authorities have yet submitted outturn expenditure details, once they have done so the allocated figure and the expenditure figure will move closer together. In addition, £144 million of Devolved Formula Capital funding for schools was allocated to schools late in the financial year, which meant most schools decided to carry expenditure over into 2002–03. We have reallocated the capital budget underspend in 2001–02 to accelerate spend on improving the condition of school buildings.


Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list, for each university, (a) the number of undergraduate students admitted and (b) the number of units of student accommodation provided, and what is figure (b) as a percentage of figure (a). [22784]

Margaret Hodge: The available information on the number of undergraduate entrants is given in the table. Data on the units of student accommodation in each HE institution are not held centrally.

Full-time and part-time undergraduate entrants to UK HEIs

As at 31 December 2000Entrants
The Open University48,072
Cranfield University215
Institute of Advanced Nursing Education280
Bishop Grosseteste College257
Bretton Hall College of HE925
Buckinghamshire College of HE3,895
Central School of Speech and Drama151
Chester College of HE2,265
Canterbury Christ Church College of HE3,902
The College of Ripon and York St. John1,685
College of St. Mark and St. John666
Dartington College of Arts145
Edge Hill College of HE2,969
Falmouth College of Arts514
Harper Adams Agricultural College618
Homerton College1,127
Kent Institute of Art and Design808
King Alfred's College, Winchester1,381
Liverpool Hope2,236
The London Institute3,732
University of Luton3,639
Nene College4,288
Newman College599
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication305
Roehampton Institute of HE2,280
Rose Bruford College251
Royal Academy of Music82
Royal College of Music116
Royal Northern College of Music125
Southampton Institute4,608
St. Martin's College2,368
St. Mary's College989
Trinity and All Saints College692
Trinity College of Music132
Surrey Institute of Art and Design1,193
Worcester College of HE2,047
Anglia Polytechnic University8,384
Bath College of HE1,427
Bolton Institute of HE2,180
Bournemouth University4,361
The University of Brighton6,553
The University of Central England in Birmingham7,004
The University of Central Lancashire9,450
Cheltenham and Gloucester College of HE3,251
London Guildhall University5,115
Coventry University6,274
University of Derby3,930
The University of East London3,578
The University of Greenwich5,769
University of Hertfordshire6,577
The University of Huddersfield5,864
The University of Lincolnshire and Humberside4,196
Kingston University5,151
Leeds Metropolitan University9,845
Liverpool John Moores University6,765
The Manchester Metropolitan University9,474
Middlesex University7,955
De Montfort University6,827
The University of Northumbria at Newcastle7,251
The University of North London5,024
Nottingham Trent University7,088
Oxford Brookes University4,437
The University of Plymouth7,633
The University of Portsmouth5,541
Sheffield Hallam University6,321
South Bank University6,060
Staffordshire University6,980
The University of Sunderland4,045
The University of Teesside6,008
Thames Valley University6,231
The University of the West of England, Bristol7,962
Chichester Institute of HE1,334
The University of Westminster7,317
Wimbledon School of Art193
The University of Wolverhampton7,789
University of Wales College, Newport3,603
The North-East Wales Institute of Higher Education2,227
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff3,278
University of Glamorgan6,561
Swansea Institute of Higher Education1,830
Trinity College, Carmarthen993
University of Abertay, Dundee1,283
Edinburgh College of Art398
Glasgow School of Art471
Northern College of Education536
Queen Margaret College1,353
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama155
The Robert Gordon University3,061
The University of Paisley3,025
Glasgow Caledonian University5,239
Napier University3,995
Aston University1,667
The University of Bath2,134
The University of Birmingham6,317
The University of Bradford2,791
The University of Bristol4,671
Brunel University3,551
The University of Cambridge5,925
City University3,862
The University of Durham3,744
The University of East Anglia3,917
The University of Essex2,315
The University of Exeter3,365
The University of Hull6,260
The University of Keele2,456
The University of Kent at Canterbury4,025
The University of Lancaster3,712
University of Leeds7,908
University of Leicester2,680
The University of Liverpool5,703
Birkbeck College5,173
Goldsmiths' College2,383
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine2,164
Institute of Education, University of London17
Kings College London4,663
London School of Economics and Political Science1,383
Queen Mary and Westfield College2,588
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College1,468
The Royal Veterinary College176
St. George's Hospital Medical School917
The School of Oriental and African Studies818
The School of Pharmacy, University of London172
University College London3,928
London University—(Central Institute and activities)88
Loughborough University of Technology3,191
The Victoria University of Manchester6,330
The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne4,395
The University of Nottingham6,635
The University of Oxford5,460
The University of Reading3,976
The University of Salford6,944
The University of Sheffield6,635
The University of Southampton6,239
The University of surrey2,796
The University of Sussex4,202
The University of Warwick6,558
The University of York2,643
The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology1,496
The University of Edinburgh5,102
The University of Glasgow7,601
The University of Strathclyde3,800
The University of Aberdeen3,056
Heriot-Watt University1,666
The University of Dundee3,246
The University of St. Andrews1,595
The University of Stirling2,067
Scottish Agricultural College435
The University of Wales, Lampeter894
The University of Wales, Aberystwyth2,767
University Wales, Bangor2,610
University of Wales, Cardiff6,446
University of Wales, Swansea3,737
University of Wales College of Medicine846
Welsh College of Music and Drama231
The Queen's University of Belfast7,251
University of Ulster6,500
Institute of Cancer Research114
Writtle College586
Norwich School of Art and Design276
Northern School of Contemporary Dance50
Cumbria College of Art and Design341
Stranmillis University College358
St. Mary's University College295

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