West Sussex

21st September 2001 at 01:00
General: population 760,000. Over 55s: 30.61% (nationally 26%). 1 in 5 households contain at least 1one pensioner. 1993-1997: school-age population grew by 6.4%. Unemployment below 5% (nationally 3.5%)

Politics County council: Cons 42, Lib Dems 18, Lab 11 MPs Con 7, Lab 1, Lib Dem 0

Education Schools Total: 310 Nursery: 4 Primary: 228 Middle Primary: 22 Middle Secondary: 3 Secondary: 36 Special: 15

Pupil referral units: 2 Statemented pupils: primary 1.2%, secondary 2.2% Pupils attending special schools: 1.3% Staying-on rates: 16-year-olds 77% (nationally 70%); 17-year-olds 68% (65%)

Teachers: 5,411

Pupil achievement: 1997-2000:(national average for 2000 in brackets)

Key stage 2 Level 4

English: 65.1- 76.1% (75)

Maths: 62.1%-71.7%(72)

GCSE(5A*-C): 50.3-54.5% (47.4)

Budget 2000-2001

Overall Budget: pound;300.9m of which 87.3% delegated to schools (up from 83.4% in 2000)

Delegated funding per pupil: pound;2,510, (county LEA average pound;2,414)

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