§ 72. Mr. MESSER
asked the President of the Board of Education how many children left school at the age of 14 years, and how many went from the elementary to higher schools at the age of 11 years, from Midsummer, 1931, to Midsummer, 1935?
As the answer contains a tabular statement of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ ENGLAND AND WALES.
§ Public Elementary Schools maintained by local education authorities.
§ A.—Number of pupils who left for reasons other than further education on attaining the age of exemption from compulsory school attendance.
|Year ended.||Number who left (aged under 14) at end of term preceding holiday period during which they became 14.||Number who left aged 14, and under 14¼.||Total|
|31st March, 1932.||42,554||290,685||333,239|
|31st March, 1933.||37,509||251,684||289,193|
|31st March, 1934.||58,827||389,781||448,608|
|31st March, 1935.||59,084||385,880||444,964|
§ B.—Number of pupils aged 11 and over who left for further full-time education at schools or institutions other than public elementary schools.
|Year ended.||Number of pupils.|
|31st March, 1932||82,418|
|31st March, 1933||79,523|
|31st March, 1934||84,260|
|31st March, 1935||84,789|