§ 64. Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of central schools established by local authorities under the Education Acts, 1918 and 1921, and also, as on the last convenient date, the number of pupils between the ages of 14 and 16 years who are in attendance at the schools?
§ Mr. TREVELYAN
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The expression "Central School" as used by local education authorities in practice covers public elementary schools of several types. If the use of the term be restricted to schools organised for the purpose of giving advanced instruction such as is contemplated in Section 20 of the Education Act, 1921, the numbers are approximately as follows:— 1595
|—||Number of Central Schools.||Number of Schools containing Central Departments.||Number of Schools containing Central Classes.|
|Council Schools.||Voluntary Schools.||Council Schools.||Voluntary Schools.||Council Schools.||Voluntary Schools.|
|England and Wales||…||132||15||15||1||19||13|
§ I regret that it would not be possible for me, without disproportionate labour, to state the number of pupils of the ages specified who are in attendance at the schools.