Select Committee on Education and Skills Minutes of Evidence


Supplementary memorandum from Mr Stephen Timms MP (DfES 15)

  You will recall that at my recent appearance before the Education Select Committee you asked if I would let you have information about the proportion of specialist schools located in areas of deprivation. This information is set out in the attached table which shows the percentage of specialist and non-specialist schools within each Free School Meals (FSM) Benchmark Band.

PERCENTAGE OF MAINTAINED MAINSTREAM SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EACH FSM BENCHMARK BAND

Specialist schools from the Register of Educational Establishments (REE) on 20 December 2001
Revised FSM band for
secondary schools
Number of schools as percentage of total Specialists Non-Specialists
1  up to 5 per cent13 11
2  5+ to 9 per cent23 19
3  9+ to 13 per cent15 15
4  13+ to 21 per cent18 19
5  21+ to 35 per cent14 18
6  35+ to 50 per cent9 9
7  Above 50 per cent4 4
8  Grammar schools4 5


NUMBER OF MAINTAINED MAINSTREAM SECONDARY SCHOOLS/PUPILS IN EACH FSM BENCHMARK BAND

From asc data 2001—specialist schools from REE on 20 December 2001
Revised FSM band for
secondary schools Number of schoolsTotal pupils (full-time plus part-time) Number of schools as percentage of total Number of pupils as percentage of total
Specialists1 up to 5 per cent 85108,01313 14
2 5+ to 9 per cent155 183,5502324
3 9+ to 13 per cent99 116,4061515
4 13+ to 21 per cent125 145,0971819
5 21+ to 35 per cent95 103,3191413
6 35+ to 50 per cent62 62,82998
7 Above 50 per cent25 23,98443
8 Grammar schools30 28,18144
Totals for specialists676 771,379100100
Non-Specialists1 up to 5 per cent 296289,72811 12
2 5+ to 9 per cent536 488,8831920
3 9+ to 13 per cent433 389,8161516
4 13+ to 21 per cent544 476,2301919
5 21+ to 35 per cent491 411,6801817
6 35+ to 50 per cent254 197,96798
7 Above 50 per cent116 86,63744
8 Grammar schools134 118,35655
Totals for non-specialists 2,8042,459,297100 100

January 2002


 
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