HC Deb 15 March 1928 vol 214 cc2087-8
26. Mr. SHORT

asked the President of the Board of Education the number of elementary school children, 14 years of age, who left school during 1926 and 1927, respectively?


Excluding those pupils who proceeded to secondary schools or other institutions for further full-time education, the number of pupils who left public elementary schools maintained by local authorities at 14 years of age and over (including pupils who left at the end of the term preceding the holiday period during which they became 14) during the years 1926 and 1927 were 549,866 and 510,542, respectively. Of these, about 61,000 in 1925–26 and about 64,000 in 1926–27 had remained at school for a period after reaching the normal age of exemption.


asked the President of the Board of Education what, for each educational area, is the percentage of ex-public elementary school pupils in 1925–26 and, if possible, 1926–27 proceeding to secondary schools, central schools, junior technical and trade schools, and other full-time courses in other technical institutes and polytechnics, respectively, to the number of pupils in public elementary schools of the ages of 10 to 11 years?


The particulars asked for will take some little time to put together, but I will send the hon. Member as soon as possible such information as can be given.