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Academies: Finance

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much capital funding each academy school has received from Partnerships for Schools since January 2006. [192625]

Jim Knight: Academies receive capital funding determined by Partnerships for Schools in accordance with the agreed phasing of milestone payments during the construction of the school, and following the award of the contract. To date, no contracts have been awarded by academies to be delivered under the Partnerships for Schools national framework. Some payments, from the total funding allocation for the project, have already been made to local authorities to support the development of the academy project. These and the award of PFI Credits for a Building Schools for the Future academy which opened in September 2007 are shown in the following tables.

Local authority Academy/ies Capital grant payments made (£000)

Brent

Stadium Academy

300

Brighton and Hove

New Academy

233

Bristol

Colston’s Girls Academy

252

Darlington

Eastbourne Academy

262

Essex

Chalvedon/Barstable Academies

400

Hackney

Hackney Skinners Academy

400

Herefordshire

Hereford Academy

250

Kent

Cornwallis/New Line Learning Academies

1,500

Lancashire

Accrington Moorhead Academy

160

Lincolnshire

The Priory LSST, Priory Witham and Priory City of Lincoln Academies

400

Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Academy

300

Norfolk

The Open Academy

250

North East Lincolnshire

Havelock Academy

312

Oxfordshire

The Oxford Academy

300

Rochdale

St. Anne's Academy

265

Southwark

Walworth Academy

250

Total

5,834


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Local authority Academy PFI credits allocations made (£000)

Bristol

Brunel Academy

35,272


In addition; up to the end of February 2008; the Department has invested some £1.4 billion in traditionally procured academies.

Apprentices

Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many apprenticeship placements are planned in each year to 2010, broken down by parliamentary constituency; and if he will make a statement. [183172]

Jim Knight: The following table shows projected numbers of people starting apprenticeships from 2007-08 through to the end of the current comprehensive spending review period in 2010-11, broken down by age.

Proposed apprenticeship starts 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

16 to 18

106,000

108,000

116,000

122,000

19 to 24

68,000

77,000

85,000

75,000

25+

8,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

Total starts

183,000

195,000

211,000

207,000


Figures broken down by parliamentary constituency are not available.

Over the past decade we have more than doubled the number of young people and adults starting apprenticeships. Over the period to 2020 we project
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that apprenticeship starts will increase to over 250,000 per year. As we grow the programme, taking up an apprenticeship may become attractive to even more young people. We will maintain our commitment to meeting the demand from suitably qualified young people, so that if more come forward we will work with employers to expand further. On this basis, we anticipate that around one in five of all young people will be undertaking an apprenticeship within the next decade.

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many (a) 16 and (b) 17 year olds in apprenticeships had A*-C GCSEs in mathematics, English, a science and a modern language in each year for which data are available; [192042]

(2) how many (a) 16 and (b) 17 year olds in apprenticeships had A*-C GCSEs in mathematics, English and a science in each year for which data are available; [192043]

(3) how many (a) 16 and (b) 17 year olds in apprenticeships had an A*-C GCSE in (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) English and mathematics in each year for which data are available. [192044]

Jim Knight: A combined response to PQs 192042, 192043 and 192044 is presented here due to the similarity of the questions and data availability. The following figures are from matched administrative data which link together participation and attainment data at an individual level from several administrative data sources. The table shows participation in apprenticeships by achievement of GGSE (or equivalent) in English and mathematics at grades A* to C. We do not have data for modern languages or science. Figures relate to England only.

GCSE Percentage GCSE
Cohort Academic age Main study aim Total participating English A*-C Maths A*-C English and Maths A*-C English A*-C Maths A*-C English and Maths A*-C

19 in 2007

16

Apprenticeship

28,862

8,240

5,934

4,027

28.5

20.6

14.0

16

Advanced Apprenticeship

4,468

1,921

1,977

1,351

43.0

44.2

30.2

17

Apprenticeship

40,651

12,510

9,242

6,414

30.8

22.7

15.8

17

Advanced Apprenticeship

9,089

4,478

4,250

3,126

49.3

46.8

34.4

19 in 2008

16

Apprenticeship

28,699

8,583

6,787

4,551

29.9

23.6

15.9

16

Advanced Apprenticeship

2,898

1,632

1,692

1,289

56,3

58.4

44.5

17

Apprenticeship

41,407

13,192

10,562

7,162

31.9

25.5

17.3

17

Advanced Apprenticeship

7,003

4,224

4,088

3,251

60.3

58.4

46.4

Note:
The participation data have coverage limitations in the dataset, and information is not available for certain groups of learners, such as those in independent schools and higher education institutes (although we do have their attainment data). They are not used for published participation statistics, but can be used for indicative purposes (albeit with caveats applied on coverage). Figures for the ‘19 in 2008 cohort’ refer to those learners who turn 19 in 2007/08. This is the latest cohort of learners in the matched dataset for whom we have data for 16 and 17-year-olds (academic ages, from 2005/06 and 2006/07, respectively). Participation in the matched administrative dataset is limited to the cohorts shown above.

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Assessments: Administration

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many completed examination papers at (a) Key Stage 3, (b) GCSE and (c) A-level were lost in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [190177]

Jim Knight: For Key Stage 3 Papers, the figures requested are as follows:

Exam series Key Stage 3
Papers lost Percentage of all papers Total number of papers

2003

3,762

0.078

4,832,076

2004

5,539

0.115

3,692,666

2005

792

0.017

4,658,883

2006

2,133

0.044

4,847,727

2007

1,521

0.032

4,753,125


For GGSE and A-level, until 2004 completed examination papers were sent by schools and colleges for marking using the postal system. No exact figures are available, but the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) estimate that an average of 6,000 papers a year were lost. In 2004, through the exams modernisation programme, a courier service was introduced across England to collect completed papers from schools and colleges. The number of papers lost through this service each year is as follows. There are arrangements in place to ensure that candidates whose papers are lost are not disadvantaged.

Exam series General Qualifications (GQs)
Papers lost Percentage of all papers Total number of papers

2003

(1)6,000

n/a

n/a

2004(2)

9

n/a

n/a

2005

1,871

0.009

20,788,888

2006

1,343

0.006

22,383,333

2007

2,202

0.01

22,020,000

(1 )On average. (2 )November pilot for GQs.

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