HC Deb 25 July 1929 vol 230 cc1475-6

asked the President of the Board of Education what percentage of boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 16 years of age are attending schools, separating grant-earning and other schools; and what number of boys and girls are being educated together, under 14 and over 14 years, respectively?


The number of pupils over 14 and under 16 attending grant-earning schools in 1927–28 was 320,949, or approximately 22.6 per cent. of the total population between those ages. I have no information with regard to the number of such pupils attending other schools. As regards the second part of the question, there were in mixed or infants' departments of public elementary schools, on March 31st, 1928, 3,673,041 children under 14, and 80,224 over 14.