HC Deb 08 April 1930 vol 237 c1987W

asked the President of the Board of Education the number of full-time pupils on the rolls in England and Wales for the years 1913–14 and 1928–29 in the following three groups: junior technical, junior art, and trade schools; technical institutes and polytechnics; and higher grade and higher elementary schools and central schools?


The numbers of full-time pupils attending institutions in the first two groups in 1928–29 were:

1. Junior technical schools (including trade schools), junior housewifery centres, and junior art departments 20,753
2. Technical schools and colleges:
Pupils under the age of 16 590
Students over the age of 16 6,017

Owing to changes in classification it is not possible to give figures for 1913–14 distributed between the different types of school, but the corresponding aggregate for that year was about 8,000 pupils under 16 years of age, or about 10,400, if older students also are included. Figures are not available for so-called higher grade, higher elementary and central schools separately from other elementary schools.