§ 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.