This report contains headline results from an annual survey of secondary school pupils aged 11 to 15. The main report on the survey will be published in August. 8,200 pupils in 290 schools in England completed questionnaires in the autumn term of 2006.
This report includes the latest information on the prevalence of smoking among this age group; pupils reporting having drunk alcohol in the last week and the amount of alcohol drunk; and information on pupils reporting taking drugs within the last month or year, including data on the use of individual drugs and the frequency of drug taking.
For smoking, drinking and drug use differences between age, sex and over time are included. These headline figures also include information on drug taking among pupils who have been either truant or excluded from school.