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232,620

Total number of pupils in England aged 11 to 15 who attend independent schools, 2007.

Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

"Is it something they cleaned their house with?"

Pupil studying the Second World War answers the question: "What is an evacuee?"

11.2

Percentage of children in the South East of England who attend independent schools, 2007.

Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

"Which came first, Mars the planet or Mars the Mars bar?"

Year 5 boy studying space.

3.8

Percentage of pupils in the North East of England who attend independent schools, 2007.

Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

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