AQW 31392/11-15


Mr Jim Allister
Traditional Unionist Voice
North Antrim


Tabled Date: 25/02/2014
Answered On Date: 18/03/2014
Priority Written: No


Question:
To ask the Minister of Education what percentage of pupils in each constituency do not have English as their first language.


Answer:
The information requested is detailed in the table overleaf.
Pupils with English as an additional language by constituency in which the school is located, 2013/14
Constituency in which the school is located
Number of pupils with English as an additional language
Total enrolments
% of pupils with English as an additional language
Belfast East
865
14,816
5.8%
Belfast North
912
21,736
4.2%
Belfast South
2,139
20,507
10.4%
Belfast West
837
18,560
4.5%
East Antrim
367
14,436
2.5%
East Derry
544
17,006
3.2%
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
1,977
20,876
9.5%
Foyle
477
21,434
2.2%
Lagan Valley
700
15,847
4.4%
Mid Ulster
1,226
20,604
6.0%
Newry and Armagh
1,458
23,944
6.1%
North Antrim
727
20,069
3.6%
North Down
394
13,778
2.9%
South Antrim
512
14,406
3.6%
South Down
498
21,064
2.4%
Strangford
391
14,986
2.6%
Upper Bann
1,934
22,704
8.5%
West Tyrone
610
17,792
3.4%
Total
16,568
334,565
5.0%
Source: NI school census
Note:
Figures include funded children in voluntary and private preschools, nursery schools, primary (including nursery, reception and year 1-7 classes), post primary and special schools.
Figures for voluntary and private preschools and nursery schools relate to newcomer pupils only. Information about first language of non-newcomer pupils is not collected for these school types.
A newcomer pupil is one who has enrolled in a school but who does not have the satisfactory language skills to participate fully in the school curriculum, and the wider environment, and does not have a language in common with the teacher, whether that is English or Irish. This has previously been referred to as English an Additional Language. It does not refer to indigenous pupils who choose to attend an Irish medium school.
Constituency refers to the constituency in which the school is located rather than constituency in which the pupil is resident.