Pupils: English Language:Written question - 36000

Asked on: 28 April 2016
Department for Education
Pupils: English Language
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the number of pupils recorded in the annual school census is who do not have English listed as their first language in (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools in each year since 2000; what the first language was of those pupils in each such category in each such year; and if she will provide the information by (i) local authority area and (ii) region.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 May 2016

The number and proportion of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English in primary, secondary and special schools in England is available at the following links:

For years prior to 2010: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120504203418/http:/education.gov.uk/rsgateway/sc-schoolpupil.shtml

For years from 2010 onwards: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-and-pupil-numbers

These tables contain figures for each local authority individually.

Information is not readily available on the first languages of pupils whose first language is not English. Data for the years requested for local authorities and regions could be compiled only at disproportionate cost.

Grouped Questions: 35999

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