Universities: Admissions:Written question - 43624

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Asked on: 20 July 2016
Department for Education
Universities: Admissions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school leavers in (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) Merseyside, (c) the North West and (d) the UK who were (i) entitled and (ii) not entitled to free school meals went to university in the last five years for which information is available.
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Answered by: Edward Timpson
Answered on: 05 September 2016

Information is given on the number and percentage of students completing key stage 5 study (A level and other level 3 qualifications) in mainstream state funded schools and colleges and progressing to study at a UK Higher Education Institution for at least two terms the following year; in each of the last four years for which information is available.

The tables below show comparable figures for: a) St Helens North constituency; b) Merseyside metropolitan county (comprising Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral); c) The North West region; and d) England. The department does not hold information on students leaving schools in other constituent countries of the UK. Numbers of pupils are shown rounded to the nearest ten, as published. Percentages are calculated on unrounded figures.

In each of the last four years, around 10 students in St Helens North constituency who had been eligible for free school meals in year 11 (FSM) and completed key stage 5 study progressed to higher education. These represented between 31% and 52% of the FSM students completing key stage 5 study. For students who had not been eligible for free school meals (non-FSM) between 110 and 160 students in St Helens North progressed to higher education each year, representing between 48% and 63% of such students completing key stage 5.

Information on pupil destinations at local authority, regional and national level is published annually on gov.uk at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-destinations

a)

St. Helens North constituency

Number of students completing KS5

Number at UK Higher Education Institution

% at UK Higher Education Institution (calculated on unrounded figures)

(rounded to nearest 10)

(rounded to nearest 10)

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

2013/14 (2012/13 KS5 cohort)

40

250

10

120

31%

48%

2012/13 (2011/12 KS5 cohort)

30

200

10

110

52%

56%

2011/12 (2010/11 KS5 cohort)

20

250

10

160

47%

63%

2010/11 (2009/10 KS5 cohort)

30

250

10

140

41%

55%

b)

Merseyside metropolitan county

Number of students completing KS5

Number at UK Higher Education Institution

% at UK Higher Education Institution (calculated on unrounded figures)

(rounded to nearest 10)

(rounded to nearest 10)

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

2013/14 (2012/13 KS5 cohort)

1,340

7,950

520

4,180

39%

53%

2012/13 (2011/12 KS5 cohort)

1,250

8,020

520

4,280

41%

53%

2011/12 (2010/11 KS5 cohort)

1,300

8,290

520

4,800

40%

58%

2010/11 (2009/10 KS5 cohort)

1,320

8,500

520

4,490

39%

53%

c)

North West

Number of students completing KS5

Number at UK Higher Education Institution

% at UK Higher Education Institution (calculated on unrounded figures)

(rounded to nearest 10)

(rounded to nearest 10)

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

2013/14 (2012/13 KS5 cohort)

5,460

44,440

2,290

23,310

42%

52%

2012/13 (2011/12 KS5 cohort)

5,230

44,190

2,210

23,010

42%

52%

2011/12 (2010/11 KS5 cohort)

4,680

43,310

2,110

24,790

45%

57%

2010/11 (2009/10 KS5 cohort)

4,450

44,190

1,930

23,640

43%

53%

d)

England

Number of students completing KS5

Number at UK Higher Education Institution

% at UK Higher Education Institution (calculated on unrounded figures)

(rounded to nearest 10)

(rounded to nearest 10)

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

FSM

Non-FSM

2013/14 (2012/13 KS5 cohort)

35,390

323,580

15,550

157,220

44%

49%

2012/13 (2011/12 KS5 cohort)

31,670

314,120

14,140

150,300

45%

48%

2011/12 (2010/11 KS5 cohort)

28,770

306,720

13,540

163,010

47%

53%

2010/11 (2009/10 KS5 cohort)

27,250

313,940

12,130

152,490

45%

49%

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