HC Deb 04 May 2004 vol 420 c1432W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the staying-on rate at 16 years is for(a) Canvey Island, (b) Castle Point, (c) Essex and (d) England. [169796]

Mr. Miliband

Data on the percentage of students staying on in full-time education and education and training is not calculated for areas smaller than local education authorities (LEAs) as reliable estimates cannot be made.

Canvey Island and Castle Point are part of Essex LEA. The percentage of 16-year-olds participating in full-time education. and in education and training in Essex LEA and in England for the latest academic year, as at end 2001, are shown in the table.

Participation in education and training by 16-year-olds in Essex

LEA and in England for end 2001

Essex LEA England
Full-time education 70 71
Education and training1 79 82
1 Includes participation in full-time education, part-time education and government supported training.
DfES Statistical Bulletin 01/2004, published 26 February 2004.

Participation rates by LEA for 16-year-olds are published in an annual statistical bulletin, 'Participation in Education and Training by 16 and 17-year-olds in Each Local Area in England'.