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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support her Department has given to primary schools to ensure that they can provide sufficient places. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Winchester more like this
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Steve Brine more like this
star this property uin 905650 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>We are investing £5 billion over this Parliament to support local authorities in their duty to secure sufficient school places for their area.</p><p> </p><p>This has already enabled local authorities to create 260,000 additional pupil places between May 2010 and May 2013, including 212,000 primary places, with more in the pipeline for September 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:17:46.515802Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:17:46.515802Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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4067
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
58105
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's School Admissions Code, published in February 2012, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the consistent and effectual application of sections 2.16 and 2.17 of that code to primary education admissions for summer-born children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 198714 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>We published advice on the admission of summer-born children in July 2013. We are now monitoring the impact of this advice and have committed to review it one year after its publication.</p><p> </p><p>Officials are investigating cases referred to them to ensure admission authorities are complying with the provisions in the Code.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T12:38:12.0641437Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:38:12.0641437Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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411
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
64928
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children in England starting primary school in September 2014 who have received a place at their first choice school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 203229 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>Data on the proportion of children made an offer of their first choice school for England has recently been published as part of the Statistical First Release ‘Secondary and primary school applications and offers: 2014'. This is published online:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-applications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-applications</a></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T14:50:48.0630348Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T14:50:48.0630348Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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298
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
79038
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to allow a relaxation of up to four additional places in the maximum number of pupils in an infant class in areas where the demand exceeds the number of places available at the local catchment area school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 206793 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to raise the infant class size limit of 30 pupils per school teacher. The Department for Education believes that smaller infant classes have a positive effect on the progress of younger pupils.</p><p>However, there are already a small number of prescribed exceptions where the limit of 30 pupils per teacher can lawfully be exceeded. These exceptions exist to protect the most vulnerable children such as children in care, children with a statement of special educational needs or children who move into an area where there is no other suitable school place available for them.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T12:02:09.1321259Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T12:02:09.1321259Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
99720
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-17more like thismore than 2014-10-17
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which primary schools in each local authority area have more than 600 pupils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Fiona Mactaggart more like this
star this property uin 210963 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Data on the number of pupils enrolled at all maintained schools, academies (including free schools, studio schools and university technical colleges) and non‑maintained special schools, is collected through the school census.</p><p>Pupil numbers for individual schools are included within the underlying data of the ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2014’[1] statistical first release.</p><p>A table listing all primary schools with more than 600 pupils is attached to this answer.</p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2014</a></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T13:49:27.6964903Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T13:49:27.6964903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property file name SchoolsPupils2014_PupilNumbersOver600.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Primary schools with more than 600 pupils more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Mactaggart more like this
58104
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessments he has made of the successes and failures of the differing primary school starting age in other countries such as Finland and Norway. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 198993 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Formal school starting ages vary across OECD member states. However it is useful to compare the state provision of education for young children prior to the start of compulsory education as the majority of children in OECD countries have entered the education system at a young age - participation rates in formal childcare and pre-school are broadly similar across Finland, Norway and the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>Research indicates that most countries have published curricula governing the provision of early years education from the ages four to six years which are consistent in their use of learning objectives and expected outcomes. The Department has commissioned the OECD to carry out an international review of pedagogy and practice in the early years to investigate this issue further. We anticipate a report in autumn 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Research has demonstrated that all-round development is enhanced for those children attending nursery compared to those who don't before starting school. This suggests that attending a formal learning environment from an earlier age is typically beneficial. Furthermore duration in nursery matters, with every month of nursery experience after age two years linked to better intellectual development and improved independence, concentration and sociability at age five with a continued effect at Key Stage 1.</p><p> </p><p>High quality early years education will help close the attainment gap that already exists by the beginning of primary school between disadvantaged children and their peers. Evidence is clear that children's learning and development in their early years is crucial to later attainment. The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Project found that high quality early years education is a strong predictor of achievement in English and mathematics later on in school.</p><p> </p><p>We cannot provide the information requested on representations on this topic. The Department receives a huge volume of mail and representations on education and children's issues. There would be a disproportionate cost to providing a response in this case.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198713 more like this
198715 more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.4842573Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.4842573Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
58106
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received from (a) researchers, (b) academies, (c) pressure groups, (d) parents and (e) people working in education on the appropriate age for children to enter primary education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 198713 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Formal school starting ages vary across OECD member states. However it is useful to compare the state provision of education for young children prior to the start of compulsory education as the majority of children in OECD countries have entered the education system at a young age - participation rates in formal childcare and pre-school are broadly similar across Finland, Norway and the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>Research indicates that most countries have published curricula governing the provision of early years education from the ages four to six years which are consistent in their use of learning objectives and expected outcomes. The Department has commissioned the OECD to carry out an international review of pedagogy and practice in the early years to investigate this issue further. We anticipate a report in autumn 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Research has demonstrated that all-round development is enhanced for those children attending nursery compared to those who don't before starting school. This suggests that attending a formal learning environment from an earlier age is typically beneficial. Furthermore duration in nursery matters, with every month of nursery experience after age two years linked to better intellectual development and improved independence, concentration and sociability at age five with a continued effect at Key Stage 1.</p><p> </p><p>High quality early years education will help close the attainment gap that already exists by the beginning of primary school between disadvantaged children and their peers. Evidence is clear that children's learning and development in their early years is crucial to later attainment. The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Project found that high quality early years education is a strong predictor of achievement in English and mathematics later on in school.</p><p> </p><p>We cannot provide the information requested on representations on this topic. The Department receives a huge volume of mail and representations on education and children's issues. There would be a disproportionate cost to providing a response in this case.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198715 more like this
198993 more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.5594827Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.5594827Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property tabling member
411
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
58107
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of primary school starting age on (a) intellectual development, (b) social mobility and (c) results in (i) GCSE and (ii) A-level examinations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 198715 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Formal school starting ages vary across OECD member states. However it is useful to compare the state provision of education for young children prior to the start of compulsory education as the majority of children in OECD countries have entered the education system at a young age - participation rates in formal childcare and pre-school are broadly similar across Finland, Norway and the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>Research indicates that most countries have published curricula governing the provision of early years education from the ages four to six years which are consistent in their use of learning objectives and expected outcomes. The Department has commissioned the OECD to carry out an international review of pedagogy and practice in the early years to investigate this issue further. We anticipate a report in autumn 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Research has demonstrated that all-round development is enhanced for those children attending nursery compared to those who don't before starting school. This suggests that attending a formal learning environment from an earlier age is typically beneficial. Furthermore duration in nursery matters, with every month of nursery experience after age two years linked to better intellectual development and improved independence, concentration and sociability at age five with a continued effect at Key Stage 1.</p><p> </p><p>High quality early years education will help close the attainment gap that already exists by the beginning of primary school between disadvantaged children and their peers. Evidence is clear that children's learning and development in their early years is crucial to later attainment. The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Project found that high quality early years education is a strong predictor of achievement in English and mathematics later on in school.</p><p> </p><p>We cannot provide the information requested on representations on this topic. The Department receives a huge volume of mail and representations on education and children's issues. There would be a disproportionate cost to providing a response in this case.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198713 more like this
198993 more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.6376158Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.6376158Z
star this property answering member
4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property tabling member
411
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the current starting age for children entering primary education on the wellbeing and attainment of those born in summer months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 200501 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has not made an assessment of the effect of the current starting age for children entering primary education on the wellbeing and attainment of those born in the summer months.</p><p>However, research[1] carried out by the Department has demonstrated that the age at which tests are taken is the dominant reason for month of birth gaps in educational attainment, and not the age at which children start school; it is simply the fact of being younger when tested that accounts for most of the differences observed. The research reported no evidence of a causal relationship between school entry age and attainment.</p><p>Parents of summer born children who think their child is not ready to start school can request that their child is admitted outside of their normal age group and be admitted to reception year in the September following their fifth birthday. The school's admission authority is responsible for making the decision which must be based on the individual circumstance of each case.</p><p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/182664/DFE-RR017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/182664/DFE-RR017.pdf</a></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T16:32:29.7020611Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T16:32:29.7020611Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this