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The data on the table is recorded on our Statutory Proposals Information (SPI) database. SPI provides information from 1999 but is only accurate from 2001, when local decision making came into force and we started recording decisions on SPI.
"Cease to maintain" indicates cases where a school is not proposed to be established on the site of the closing school;
"Change of religious character" is where a school must close and re-open in order to add, change or remove a religious character;
"Due to amalgamation" indicates cases where schools are being closed and a new school established-usually on the site(s) of the closing school(s)-or where one or more closes and an existing school makes prescribed alterations e.g. enlarge, change age range etc;
"For academy" indicates schools that are closing and are being replaced by Academies;
"For fresh start" is where an existing school closes to be replaced by a new school under fresh start policy; and
"To allow for a new establishment" are 'miscellaneous' closure proposals. No school has been closed under this category since 2006. (Miscellaneous closure included changing the category of a school-regulations now allow for this.)
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the allocation for (a) Redbridge and (b) Waltham Forest for (i) dedicated school grant and (ii) guaranteed funding per pupil is for (A) 2009, (B) 2010 and (C) 2011; what the change in per pupil funding was in (1) cash and (2) percentage terms between 1997 and 2009; and what (x) total and (y) per pupil funding allocation for (X) Redbridge and (Y) Waltham Forest for 2009-10 is for (aa) school development grant, (bb) school standards grant, (cc) school standards grant (personalisation), (dd) ethnic minority achievement grant, (ee) extended schools, (ff) primary strategy, (gg) school lunch grant, (hh) music services, (ii) harnessing technology (ICT) and (jj) devolved formula capital. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 16 September 2009]: The Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2008-09 to 2010-11 (indicative) for Redbridge and Waltham Forest local authorities is shown in table 1. This covers pupils aged three-15.
|2008-09 (final)||2009-10 (final)||2010-11 (indicative)|
|Guaranteed unit of funding|
|2008-09 (final)||2009-10 (final)||2010-11 (final)|
|Local authority revenue funding per pupil (£)|
1. Price Base: Cash
2. Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of Standard Spending Assessment/Education Formula Spending (EFS) settlements and exclude the pensions transfer to EFS and LSC.
3. Total funding also includes all revenue grants in DFES departmental expenditure limits relevant to pupils aged 3-19 and exclude Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) and grants not allocated at LEA level.
4. The pupil numbers used to convert £ million figures to £ per pupil are those underlying the SSA/EFS settlement calculations plus PLASC three-year-old maintained pupils and estimated three to four-year-olds funded through state support in maintained and other educational institutions where these are not included in the SSA pupil numbers.
5. Rounding: Figures are rounded to the nearest £10.
6. Status: Some of the grant allocations have not been finalised. If these do change, the effect on the funding figures is expected to be minimal.
The revenue per pupil figures shown in table 4 are taken from the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG). They are not comparable with those for the years 1997-98 to 2005-06 (in table 3 above) because the introduction of the DSG in 2006-07 fundamentally changed how local authorities are funded.
The 1997-98 to 2005-06 figures are based on Education Formula Spending (EFS) which formed the education part of the Local Government Finance Settlement, plus various grants. This was an assessment of what local authorities needed to fund education rather than what they spent.
LEA block items are still funded through DCLG's Local Government Finance Settlement but education items cannot be separately identified. Consequently, there is a break in the Department's time series as the two sets of data are not comparable.
To provide a comparison for 2008-09 DSG, the Department have isolated the schools block equivalent funding in 2005-06 (the baseline); as described above this does not represent the totality of 'education' funding in that year.
The per pupil revenue funding figures for 2005-06 and 2008-09 for Redbridge and Waltham Forest local authorities are provided in table 4. The figures are for all funded pupils aged three-19 and are in cash terms.
|Local authority revenue funding per pupil (£)|
1. This covers funding through the Dedicated Schools Grant, School Standards Grant, School Standards Grant (Personalisation) and Standards Fund as well as funding from the Learning and Skills Council; it excludes grants which are not allocated at LA level.
2. Price Base: Cash
3. These figures are for all funded pupils aged three-19
4. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £10
5. Some of the grant allocations have not been finalised. If these do change, the effect on the funding figures is expected to be minimal.
The figures for Standards Funds are recorded according to allocation per authority not per pupil, the following table shows the total allocations that Redbridge and Waltham Forest have been awarded in 2009-10 for grants that the honourable member for Leyton and Wanstead requested.
|Grant name||2009-10 allocation Redbridge||2009-10 allocation Waltham Forest|
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 1073W, on GCE A level, how many and what percentage of schools did not enter any pupils for a science A level in 2006-07. 
66 maintained schools did not enter any pupils aged 16-18 for any science A-level in 2006/07. This represents 4 per cent. of maintained schools that had A-level entries in 2006/07 and were published in the School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables.
A-level subjects included as science are: applied science (single and double awards), biological sciences, chemistry, physics, electronics, environmental science, geology and 'psychology as a science'.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 1073W, on GCE A level, (1) how many and what percentage of the 115 schools that did not enter any pupils for an A level examination in biology entered at least one pupil for an A level examination in applied science in 2006-07; 
(2) how many and what percentage of the 96 schools that did not enter any pupils for an A Level in mathematics in 2006-07 entered at least one pupil for an A Level in applied science in that year. 
18 (16 per cent.) of the 115 schools that did not enter any pupils for an A level in biology entered at least one pupil for an A level in single or double award applied science in 2006-07.
8 (8 per cent.) of the 96 schools that did not enter any pupils for an A level in mathematics entered at least one pupil for an A level in single or double award applied science in 2006-07.
The figures relate to 16-18 year olds in maintained schools that were published in the School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils who achieved a GCSE in double award science at each grade were educated in the (a) maintained mainstream and (b) independent sector in each year since 2005. 
Mr. Coaker: The double award in science was no longer available to pupils in 2006 and therefore the only pupils counted in the 2008 figures are those who began their studies before 2006 and have been held back.
The following figures are based on the school at which the pupil was registered at the time they sat their
exams. It is possible, by moving schools, that some pupils were educated in both sectors.
|Number of pupils at the end of key stage 4 attaining specific grades in Double Award Science, 2005-08|
|Maintained sector||Independent sector|
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