The table shows the proportions of pupils attending four secondary school types between 2000 and 2009.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

» You should write at least 150 words.


The table compares four different secondary institution categories in terms of types of schools in these years: 2000, 2005 and 2009.

Overall, all schools shown experienced a downward trend with the exception of the community schools. Another key feature is that voluntary- controlled schools were the most popular school type in 2000 and 2005, meanwhile, the community schools registered the highest attendance in 2009.

In 2000, the percentage of pupils attending voluntary-controlled schools was 52%, more than double that of grammar schools. The proportion of students who went to specialist schools constituted 12% which was the same go for community schools. 5 years later, although the figure for voluntary- controlled schools declined to 38%, it still holds the highest position in 2005.

In 2009, community school whose figure top the table at 58%. 20% of the number of students surveyed entering voluntary-controlled schools. In addition, the percentage of pupils in specialist schools and community schools took up a small fraction of the total with 10% and 12% respectively.

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