HC Deb 26 May 1936 vol 312 c1800

I beg to present a Petition signed by over 3,000 students in training colleges in all parts of the country praying that the school-leaving age may be raised to 15 with maintenance for the extra year: that the reorganisation of the schools may be completed, including the provision of facilities for practical work and for specialised teaching; that the size of classes may be limited, in elementary schools to 40, and in secondary schools to 30; that qualified teachers, paid at Burnham rates, may be employed in all junior instruction centres; that the maintenance grants for pupils in secondary schools outside the London County Council area may be raised to the level of maintenance grants within that area, and that maintenance grants for girls may be raised to the level of those for boys.