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Schools: Admissions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 47367, tabled on 7 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of total secondary school places in (a) areas with selective policies and (b) other areas are in schools rated outstanding.

Answered on

24 October 2016

Please see the table below showing the number and percentage of pupils attending outstanding schools, for areas with different selective policies. Data is given as at 31 March 2016.

Pupils at mainstream state-funded secondary schools

Latest Ofsted inspection data as at 31 March 2016

Total number of pupils in Ofsted rated schools

Number of pupils in schools rated outstanding

Percentage of pupils in schools rated outstanding

Pupils attending secondary schools in fully selective areas1




Pupils attending secondary schools in other areas with selective schools2




Pupils attending secondary schools in areas with no selective schools




Source: Ofsted official statistics from 31 March 2016

Notes: 1. Includes selective schools in the following areas which operate area wide arrangements for academic selection: Bexley, Buckinghamshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Medway, Slough, Southend, Sutton, Torbay and Trafford. 2. Includes schools in twenty-six local authorities that have selective schools operating their own arrangements for academic selection.

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