§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average number of pupils per computer was in(a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the Buckingham constituency in 2002. 187W
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
The information is not available in the form requested.
It is estimated from a sample survey of schools that the average number of pupils per computer in maintained primary and secondary schools in England at 31 March 2002 was 9.7 and 6.0 respectively. The sample was not large enough to produce reliable figures for parliamentary constituencies.
The latest information on ICT in schools was published in Statistical Bulletin 07/02 "Survey of Information and Communications Technology in
Number of permanent exclusions: academic years 1996–97 to 2000–01 East Riding of Yorkshire local education authority Primary1 Secondary1 Special2 Total Number of exclusions Percentage of the school population3 Number of exclusions Percentage of the school populations3 Number of exclusions Percentage of the school population3 Number of exclusions Percentage of the school populations3 1996–97 1 0.00 28 0.13 0 0.00 29 0.06 1997–98 1 0.00 22 0.10 1 0.22 24 0.05 1998–99 2 0.01 18 0.08 0 0.00 20 0.04 1999–2000 3 0.01 14 0.06 3 0.63 20 0.04 2000–0l4 8 0.03 30 0.13 2 0.44 40 0.08 1 Includes middle schools as deemed. 2 Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools 3 The number of permanent exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of pupils in primary, secondary and special schools. 4 Permanent exclusions for 2000–01 are estimated as a number of local educational authorities have not confirmed the data for their schools.
Information on pupils suspended (excluded for a fixed period) is not collected centrally. Following a review of data collected on exclusions, the Department is planning to collect information from local education authorities on both fixed term and permanent exclusions on a termly basis from this summer.