HC Deb 28 July 2000 vol 354 c1039W
Mr. Hilary Benn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Blyth Valley (Mr. Campbell) of 20 July 2000,Official Report, column 306W, if pupils from overseas also will not be counted in relation to any information collected and published about Key Stage 3 SATs. [133465]

Jacqui Smith

The Government do not publish school level information about Key Stage 3 test results and teacher assessments. Schools and governing bodies are required to publish such information on a basis which includes pupils from overseas—in Governors' annual reports, school prospectuses and individual pupil reports. They may, if they wish, publish additional information, including information about test results and teacher assessments which excludes pupils from overseas.

National level information about test and examination results and teacher assessments at all Key Stages will continue to be calculated on the same basis as in previous years, with overseas pupils included.