HC Deb 30 January 1957 vol 563 c196W
Mr. Moss

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education the number of comprehensive secondary schools in existence in England and Wales; what proportion of the school population attends them; and the range in size of such schools.

Sir E. Boyle

In January, 1956, there were 31 comprehensive schools in England and Wales, containing 1.2 per cent. of the pupils of secondary school age attending maintained and assisted schools. On that date the largest had 1,669 pupils and the smallest, apart from one or two schools which had opened recently and contained younger children only, had 576 pupils. During 1956 six further schools were added, for which detailed statistics are not yet available.