HC Deb 20 December 1956 vol 562 c207W
25. Mr. Moss

asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware that, owing to the high proportion of early leavers from secondary grammar schools, there is a substantial loss of sixth-form mathematics and science students; and what steps he is taking to encourage pupils to continue their education.

Sir D. Eccles

The number and proportion of early leavers from grammar schools have been falling steadily. The best way to encourage children to stay on is to make the schools better and to give their pupils better opportunities of continuing their education after they have left school.