Grammar Schools: Ethnic Groups:Written question - 45763

Q
Asked by Lisa Nandy
(Wigan)
Asked on: 08 September 2016
Department for Education
Grammar Schools: Ethnic Groups
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of grammar school pupils are from each ethnic minority background.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
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

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