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LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT AT AGE 5

  • in 2009/10, 73% of Chinese pupils in Birmingham achieve a good level of development by age 5. This is compared to 61% of White pupils, 57% of mixed heritage pupils, 53% of Black pupils, and 52% of Asian pupils achieving the same level.
  • for comparison, the equivalent national figures are: Asian pupils, 50%; Black pupils, 49%; Chinese pupils, 54%; mixed heritage pupils, 57%; and White pupils, 57%

 

EXCLUSIONS FROM SCHOOLS

  • in 2010/11, 0.18% of White pupils in Birmingham were permanently excluded from school. This is compared to 0.08% of Asian pupils, 0.24% of Black pupils, and 0.33% of mixed heritage pupils. No Chinese pupils were excluded.
  • for comparison, the equivalent national figures are: Asian pupils, 0.04%; Chinese pupils, 0.00%; Black pupils, 0.14%; mixed heritage pupils, 0.13%; and White pupils, 0.07%
  • in 2010/11 the number of fixed-term exclusions given to White British pupils was the equivalent of 7.28% of the White British school population. This is compared to 30.77% for Traveller pupils, 10.76% for mixed heritage pupils, 3.23% of Asian pupils, and 10.26% for Black pupils (which includes 14.58% for Black Caribbean pupils)
  • for comparison, the equivalent national figures are: White British pupils, 5.01%; Traveller pupils, 16.81%; 6.58% for mixed heritage pupils; 2.22% for Asian pupils; and 7.01% for Black pupils
  • these figures are for state-funded primary, state-funded secondary and special schools

 

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AT AGE 16

  • 2010/11 92% of Chinese pupils in Birmingham achieved 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE (including English and maths). This is compared to 60.6% of Asian pupils, 58.6% of White pupils, 53.8% of mixed heritage pupils, and 52.7% of Black pupils achieving the same results
  • for comparison, the equivalent national figures are: Asian pupils, 62.5%; Black pupils, 55.0%; Chinese pupils, 80.2%, mixed heritage pupils, 58.7%; and White pupils, 58.1%

 

SOURCES AND NOTES
Level of development at age 5: Percentage of children achieving a good level of development according to the Early Years Foundation Stage profile. Source: DfE: Foundation Stage Profile Attainment by Pupil Characteristics in England, 2009/10. Note: This is the most up-to-date collection that includes ethnicity data for Birmingham. National comparisons are to England only. Available here.

Exclusions from schools: Source: DfE: Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions from Schools in England 2010/11. National comparisons are to England only. Available here.

Educational attainment at age 16: percentage of children getting 5+ grade A*-C GCSEs including English (or Welsh) and Maths or equivalent. Source: DfE: GCSE and Equivalent Attainment by Pupil Characteristics in England, 2010/11. National comparisons to England only. Available here.