HC Deb 07 April 1909 vol 3 cc1247-8W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he can state how many secondary schools for boys and for girls, respectively, have qualified for the higher grant by conforming to the regulation as to 25 per cent. of free

places; of such boys' schools, in how many Latin is an obligatory subject of instruction; and in how many handicraft, teaching and laboratory work are essential parts of the curriculum?


The number of secondary schools which have qualified during the year ending 31st July, 1908, for the higher grant by conforming to the Regulation as to free places, the number of those schools in which boys are taught, and the number of schools for boys in which Latin or handicraft form a regular part of the curriculum, are shown in the following table:—

Number of Schools. Schools in Which Latin is taught. Schools in which Handicraft is taught.
Throughout the school. To the lower Forms only.
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
(a) Boys only 305 261 226 38
(b) Boys and Girls 166 114 131 16
(c) Girls only 186

Latin is not in all these schools a compulsory subject for every pupil.

The Regulations of the Board require that the curriculum of all secondary schools shall provide for science, and that the instruction in science must include practical work by the pupils.