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Grammar Schools: Ethnic Groups

Question for Department for Education

UIN 45763, tabled on 8 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of grammar school pupils are from each ethnic minority background.

Answered on

24 October 2016

The ethnicity of all students attending state-funded selective schools is listed in the following table:

Source: School Census, January 2016[1]

Percentage of pupils classified as : (a) (b) (c) (d)

State-funded secondary schools

State-funded selective schools

White British

70.9

65.9

Other white backgrounds

5.4

3.7

White and black Caribbean

1.4

0.7

White and black African

0.6

0.5

White and Asian

1.1

2.0

Any other mixed background

1.7

2.3

Indian

2.9

8.2

Pakistani

4.1

3.8

Bangladeshi

1.7

1.0

Any other Asian background

1.7

4.3

Black Caribbean

1.3

0.4

Black African

3.5

3.2

Any other black background

0.7

0.3

Chinese

0.4

1.6

Any other ethnic group

1.6

1.2

Unclassified (e)

1.2

1.1

Notes:

a. Percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

b. Pupils of compulsory school age and above were classified according to ethnic group.

c. Includes pupils who are sole or dual main registrations.

d. The number of pupils by ethnic group expressed as a percentage of all pupils of compulsory school age and above.

e. Information refused or not obtained.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2016