HC Deb 14 May 1925 vol 183 cc2058-9W
Major OWEN

asked the President of the Board of Education what are the present numbers of schools of art and of recognised art classes in receipt of a grant from the Board; what are the numbers of students in attendance; and what were the corresponding numbers at the following dates: 31st March, 1901, 31st March, 1911, and 31st March, 1921?


The following table shows the position for the school years ending 31st July, 1911, 1921, and 1924, school years being the only periods for which such statistics are compiled.

In the year 1900-01 there were 230 schools of art and 48 branch schools of art, with 56,213 students. It is impossible for that year to give figures for art classes comparable to those for the other years, because the method of classification was not the same.