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Grammar Schools: Admissions

Question for Department for Education

UIN 48789, tabled on 14 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of boys were (a) White British, (b) White British eligible for free school meals, (c) White Non-British, (d) White Non-British eligible for free school meals, (e) Black, (f) Black eligible for free school meals, (g) Indian, (h) Indian eligible for free school meals, (i) Chinese ethnicity, (j) Chinese ethnicity eligible for free school meals, (k) other Asian, (l) other Asian eligible for free school meals, (m) any other ethnicity and (n) any other ethnicity eligible for free school meals received a place in a grammar school in each of the last five years.

Answered on

2 November 2016

Proportion of Year 7 pupils in Selective schools by selected ethnic groups, gender & FSM eligibility

Boys

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

White British

3.6%

3.6%

3.8%

3.7%

3.7%

White British - Eligible for FSM

0.6%

0.5%

0.5%

0.6%

0.6%

White non-British

2.9%

2.8%

3.3%

3.0%

3.1%

White non-British - Eligible for FSM

0.3%

0.4%

0.3%

0.5%

0.5%

Black

2.3%

2.7%

2.9%

2.9%

3.3%

Black - Eligible for FSM

0.3%

0.4%

0.4%

0.5%

0.7%

Indian

13.0%

12.9%

14.0%

15.2%

15.5%

Indian - Eligible for FSM

3.0%

2.5%

2.4%

3.5%

3.2%

Chinese

18.9%

20.5%

22.4%

17.9%

18.5%

Chinese - Eligible for FSM

9.0%

12.0%

14.3%

5.8%

6.0%

Other Asian

5.9%

5.7%

6.3%

6.0%

6.4%

Other Asian - Eligible for FSM

1.9%

1.2%

1.5%

1.5%

1.8%

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