Table 1

A summary of the variables and precise outcomes in the analyses

School level factorsIndividual level factors
Aircraft noise exposureEnglish performance score
Percentage of pupils eligible for a free school mealEnglish sub-tests: spelling (test 1); handwriting (test 2); creative writing (test 3); reading (test 4).
Percentage of pupils statemented with special needsMathematics performance score
Percentage of pupils with English as a second languageScience performance score
Type of school (government, church, grant maitained)Sex
Year of testing (1996 or 1997)
Date of birth (only for 1997 sample)