§ MR. ALFEED HUTTON (Yorkshire, W.R., Morley)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education if he will state how many schools have been brought under the minute relating to higher elementary education, and how many scholars are in average attendance in them; also how many so-called higher grade schools still remain outside the operation of the minute.
§ THE VICE-PEESIDENT OF THE BOAED of EDUCATION (Sir JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
Two schools—the Central Higher Grade School at Sheffield and one at Ipswich—have already been recognised as higher elementary schools. There are several others on the point of being recognised. The Board of Education have no knowledge of the number of schools which call themselves "higher grade." But the number of those known to the Board of Education to be giving instruction beyond the limits of the Elementary School Code was 70 at the time the minute was issued.