HC Deb 05 July 1923 vol 166 cc600-1

asked the President of the Board of Education what is the number of boys and girls above the age of 12 who have left the council secondary schools, Roman Catholic secondary schools, foundation schools on the Grant List, and foundation schools on the Efficient List, respectively, in 1919–20, and each year succeeding; and the percentage of these boys and girls in each case who proceeded to Oxford and Cambridge and to other universities, respectively?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Edward Wood)

I propose to circulate the answer in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

I regret I have no figures for foundation schools on the Efficient List for any of the years in question; and with respect to the second part of the question, the only year for which I possess figures is the year 1920–21. I fear that I could not, without disproportionate labour, prepare separate figures showing to which universities the pupils proceeded.

The figures are:

B.—Full-time Pupils who left during the School Year 1920–21, at an age later than 12.
Council Schools. Roman Catholic Schools. Foundation and other Schools. Welsh Intermediate Schools. Total.
Percentage who proceeded to Universities: Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent.
Percentage of Boys 3.8 2.9 5.5 7.4 4.9
Percentage of Girls 3.1 1.5 4.8 4.4 3.6
Total 3.4 1.9 5.3 5.8 4.2

28. Mr. EDE

asked the President of the Board of Education how many new secondary schools the Board has authorised to be built during the past 12 months, and the number of pupils, giving boys and girls separately, these schools will be capable of accommodating when completed?


During the last 12 months, the Board have approved the provision of 12 new secondary schools, providing accommodation for about 2,650 pupils, about equally divided between boys and girls. These figures make no allowance for the additional accommodation to be provided at existing schools.

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