HC Deb 06 March 1912 vol 35 cc385-6

asked the present number of single-school districts in England and Wales; how many schools in such districts are non-Provided schools; and what proportion of these is the property respectively of each denomination?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. J. A. Pease)

The number of parishes in rural districts, urban districts, with a population of under 20,000, and boroughs with a population of under 10,000, within which there was only one public elementary school on 1st August, 1911, is 7,602. There are in these areas 5,528 Church of England schools, 26 Roman Catholic schools, 11 Wesleyan schools, and 141 other non - Provided schools, making a total of 5,706 non-provided schools, and 1,896 Provided schools. The number of such areas in which there was more than one public elementary school of one type only, is 896. There are in these areas 516 with Church of England schools only. There are 17 urban districts over 20,000 and boroughs over 10,000, being authorities under Part III. of the Act of 1902 which have either only Provided schools or only non-Provided schools. In 15 out of the 17 there are non-Provided schools only, and in these 15 there are 119 Church of England, 10 Wesleyan, 16 Roman Catholic, and 8 other non-Provided schools.


Can the right hon. Gentleman inform the House what is the number of children in attendance at these schools?