HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1942-3
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:


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
Total 197,974 1,318,030 1,516,004

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
Total 330,990