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The year in numbers

96 Labour MPs threatened to vote against the education and inspections bill - 52 actually did

60% of state schools inspected in 2005-06 are good or outstanding, says Ofsted

88 known sex offenders have not been banned from working in schools since 1997 (CHK
)

46 academies are now open

11 days for Alan Johnson, Education Secretary, to complete a U-turn on quotas for new faith schools

7 out of 11 school performance targets are likely to be missed, admits the DfES

pound;885 million has been spent on combating truancy in seven years

10% - the increase in unauthorised absences from school since 2005

47 schools signed up to the pathfinder scheme for trust status

24.1% of A-level entries were awarded an A grade

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