HC Deb 18 June 1993 vol 226 c762W
Lady Olga Maitland

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is the calculated percentage curriculum time allocation for(a) religious education and (b) physical education in primary and secondary schools.

Mr. Robin Squire

The information requested is available for secondary schools from the 1992 secondary school staffing survey which collected data from representative sample of maintained secondary schools in England. The table shows the percentage of total pupil periods recorded as having been spent on religious education and physical education. No recent information is available for primary schools or 6th form students in schools.

Year group Religious education per cent Physical education per cent
7 4.2 9.1
8 4.2 8.9
9 4.3 8.3
10 2.8 7.7
11 2.6 7.2